October 16th ushered in a celebration of the newest monument to grace the capitol of the United States of America. The monument bearing the image and paying tribute to the Reverend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The monument was actually unveiled in August of this year, but the celebration and dedication was scheduled for September. The original date was postponed because of weather and rescheduled for October 16, 2011. The fact that this postponement allowed President Obama to participate in the event, in my opinion, was a touch of divine intervention.
Many people around the world justifiably hold Dr. King in high esteem. As an artist touring and performing throughout Europe since 2002, I have personally seen how audiences are moved at the very suggestion of his name or the Civil Rights Movement that he was so well identified with.
I remember being a very little boy in church and…
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