In the United States, the month of February marks Black History Month. It originated as Negro History Week in 1926, the week chosen as it contained the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, and was expanded to Black History Month in 1970, being officially recognized in 1976. Black History Month celebrates the achievements, remembers the hardships, and honors the memory of African Americans.
The following is the true, previously untold, story of what happened on this day in the history of black America.
When Martin Luther King Jr. first stepped in front of a small audience in 1934, few knew what he would say. Even as a young man he had a commanding presence, his soft brown eyes belied a steely resolve. He stood tall, walked with purpose and spoke with a maturity beyond his years.
“Friends, I come to you today because I have had a dream. A dream that has stayed with me for almost a week now. I had a dream where I was flying, and that there were robots living on the clouds. We drank sweet tea and chatted for hours. It was really cool. And then I woke up. Thank you.”
The great man took his seat and watched as his friend Billy stepped to the front of the room. For it was News Day, and he was four-years-old.
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