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Millennials May Be the Generation That Realizes Martin Luther King’s Dream

Of all the things written about this millennial generation, most of which are unflattering, actions speak louder than words. Millennials may be the generation that realizes Martin Luther King’s dream.

“There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963

As an academic, I hear and read nothing about this generation that compares to what I see and experience in my classrooms.  After the riots and the lesser angels of our nature stepped or where shoved aside by this generation, we saw the beautiful true nature of our multiethnic communities emerge from the chaos.

“We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again, we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963

 Martin Luther King said he had a dream; it seems that dream now has a chance to be fulfilled.

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963

An entire generation is stepping forth in a vacuum of leadership. Standing for what is right through an unparalleled collective conscience that no current leader inspired. A new true north that resides in the hearts and minds of this generation; all colors and creeds have come together with one voice, to stand and be heard.

“The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963

I am so proud of this generation, rising above social media, popular opinion, fake news, and confusing messages from society. An entire generation of individuals who can think for themselves, mobilize, and make change happen.

“I have a dream that one day… little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963

This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, ‘My country, tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”

Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963

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Dr. Cory B. Scott has had an adventurous career that has afforded him the honor of such titles as Reverend, Deputy, Executive, Director, Lieutenant, Doctor, and finally, his true passion, Professor.

But those titles were just masks; his official titles are, Daddy, Husband, Brother, Friend, Uncle, Mentor, and finally, in 2019, he was awarded his true love, Grandpa.

Cory has survived some devastating tragic events and personal failures in his life. These experiences have given him deep insight and a desire to help others overcome personal obstacles and transform their tragedies into sacred gurus who teach and strengthen.

Cory weaves original artwork, poetry, and short stories in an incredible memoir titled, "Gods in the Garden." This book captures the essence of a survivor's journey through abuse, pain, loss, betrayal, and enlightenment.

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