Exactly 55 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and delivered one of the most influential speeches in American history. Over 200,000 people had gathered on the National Mall for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where King spoke of a dream in which “sons of former slaves and sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” While many will be familiar with the climactic refrain King used to conclude his climactic speech, few will recall the unique circumstances by which the Atlanta-born minister arrived at those famous four words, “I have a dream.” In fact, King was midway through his planned remarks when gospel singer Mahalia Jackson urged the reverend to “tell them about the dream.”
Keep the dream alive. Live, love, learn, inspire and travel!
“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light.”
When it comes to traveling, do you prefer to go the route of carry-ons or checked luggage? Between having my luggage mistaken and taken by another traveler a few years ago at Miami International Airport baggage claim (we both had the same Joy Mangano luggage and he totally missed the tags 🤷🏾♀️), held luggage due to layovers and increased costs in checked bag fees, I prefer going with carry-on.
Greetings! I haven’t written a blog post since the days of MSN Spaces and Myspace, well over a decade, sigh. So this year I thought I’d get back into it. First, let me introduce myself, I’m Alecia (pronounced with 4 syllables, uh-LEE-see-uh). I’m a wanderer and not a wonderer who loves Jesus, uplifting people, my alma mater – The University of Michigan (Go Blue), music, travel and food which you’ll see incorporated throughout my posts.
Thank you for stopping by my page and following along, I really appreciate it and you. Travel offers great enlightenment and engagement, I hope you enjoy my posts as I strive to broaden horizons and inspire wander.
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Live, love, learn, inspire and travel.
“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote: To travel is to live.”
Hans Christian Anderson
Til next time, walk good (Jamaican expression for take care/stay safe).