A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
This weekend across the Country, people will celebrate and acknowledge the legacy and sacrifices of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Truly a Change Agent, the World would not be the same without his (and many others) commitment to seeking what is “Right” and “Just” for all. When I look back on some of my most significant accomplishments in my life I know that one will be the small role that I have played in bringing the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) to fruition. Poised at the intersection of civil and human rights, past, present and future the NCCHR will stand as a place to continually share the relevance and importance of the civil rights movement and discuss contemporary issues of human rights.
I am eternally grateful for the opportunity that I’ve had to work on such an important institution. On May 22, 2014 The National Center for Civil and Human Rights will open its doors. Undoubtedly the Center will fulfill its mission to educate and inspire all who visit. I am also excited that when I visit and when friends and family visit, my name will be on the walls of NCCHR. You may remember I shared some images from the ground breaking ceremony in July of 2012. Well the time is fast approaching when the doors of the Center will open. It makes me chuckle to think of how many calls I received back in 2008 from people who were interested in visiting then. If they’d only known the humble beginnings of this incredible institution and that there was no place for them to “visit” at that time. Ahhh the power of the internet and good old-fashioned face to face community engagement. There is still time for YOU to add your name and make your mark. As an added incentive if you purchase a tile by this Tuesday you will be entered to win two round trip tickets anywhere in the US and Canada.
The course of history can still be changed by any and all of us in incredible ways. If you are able, I encourage you to contribute to this amazing institution that will undoubtedly inspire future generations to greatness.
Click here to learn more about the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.