We Cannot Walk Alone: 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream"

On this, the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, we should take a moment to acknowledge the tremendous leadership Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. provided the Civil Rights Movement and continues to provide today. Over the thirteen years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s leadership, the nonviolent, grassroots efforts of citizens from across the country led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. 

During his speech, Dr. King urged marchers to continue to walk together, insisting that "we cannot walk alone." A firm believer that our own well being is dependent on the well being of our neighbors, Dr. King promoted not only racial equality but also economic empowerment. Today, gross socioeconomic disparities remain in the United States and even in the Alexandria Community. In commemoration of Dr. King's message, let's consider both the great efforts already made by organizations in Alexandria to improve conditions for the most vulnerable among us as well as what we can do to continue the march toward equality for all. 

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