84 years ago today, our world changed. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born and changed the world forever. King made endless sacrifices, taught all who would listen, and effected change in the greatest ways. He organized communities in every city he lived-- Birmingham, Memphis, Chicago, and more-- while setting an example for all those watching. The King changed the struggles of America, and showed us what true love, dreams, determination, and strength are about.
Today we honor Dr. King. We not only admire his work, but his dream of love and service to one another. Reach out to someone today, and keep the dream alive. Share yourself, your talents, and strive to make a difference in the world around you. Not just today, but everyday. He did.
"Everybody can be great, because everyone can serve." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today we also honor the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. As a proud member of this premier organization, I am always excited to honor the sisterhood which means so much to me. Ms. Ethel Hedgeman Lyle at Howard University in 1908, and 19 other leading women, started what has become more than a young girl's dream, but a fixture in our communities. AKA has personified sisterhood, service, education, and leadership-- day after day for 105 years.
This organization set the tone for later sororities to come, and continues to be a beacon in communities across the globe. We thank the 20 Pearls (founders) for their example, and do our best to continue living the purpose.