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By Gina Wilson Steward

I Am Empowered


January 14, 2021

Gina Wilson Steward at the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument in Washington DC

I traveled to Washington DC with a bus load of people that I didn't know. I was so excited as we gathered in Southfield for the long journey. I have been to the King Center in Atlanta numerous of times, but I wanted to get to the monument

I felt a sense of empowerment when I stood there amongst other people, that I didn't know. But on that day, we were all connected. We were honoring a man who had sacrificed it all for us.

Because of him and his leadership , we are able to vote, sit where we want to when traveling, eat at any restaurant, try on clothes in stores and much more.

Not only is a day set aside each year in the United States to celebrate and remember his life, but now there is a statue of him in Washington DC.

I felt empowered then and I carry his spirit of fighting for equality for others in my heart everyday.


Guess what? I feel empowered today.

Happy Birthday Rev. Dr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you don't have a tradition to do on Monday to celebrate Dr. King, start one. Read the I Have A Dream Speech with your family. (It is on page 12A)

Enjoy this special MLK issue.

Gina Wilson Steward



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