Passing MLK's Dream On 1/21/13
CBS 7 News Reporter
January 21, 2013
Midland-Odessa - Leaders in Midland and Odessa say today is a chance to reflect on how far we've come as a nation as we celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Today west Texans marched as they did nearly fifty years ago. Then it was a march for freedom; today it was in remembrance.
"It was the dream of millions of people and it's the dream of millions of Americans today to have access and opportunity," Sue Roseberry, MLK celebration organizer said.
Marchers sang songs of unity, reminding themselves of the freedoms they now enjoy because of Dr. King.
"Not only do we celebrate Dr. King but to build on that legacy and pass it along to generations to come," Roseberry said.
"We need to tell more stories. We need to require them and invade their own little worlds of hip-hop and everything they're into," NAACP Odessa Chapter President, Gene Collins said.
Today's festivities were aimed at young people so that they could begin to understand the sacrifices made by those who came before them.
"Dr. King had a dream. I have a dream and as a community we must have a dream," Jorrion Wilson, senior at Permian High School said. "We as a community need to strive for better and not be content with where we are."
Wilson says continuing to have events like today will help keep king's dream alive for years to come.