It's been 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. We've had five decades to realize his dream and lead America into the bright day of justice.
He Had a Dream
A dream for equity. A dream for equality. A dream for education. A dream that one day, we would live in a nation where all students, especially students of color, would have access to a high-quality education.
And while we have made some progress towards that goal, towards climbing to the top of Dr. King’s mountain, his education dream for America hasn’t been realized. At least not yet.
An Education Dream, a new anthology by the Campaign for School Equity, with support from the National Civil Rights Museum, tells the story of that unrealized dream — the story of education in Memphis in the 50 years since Dr. King departed this earth and left us to make his education dream a reality.
This is a story of intense struggle, but also one of hope and faith, as we profile efforts to take that dream to the promise land for black children, for all children, in Memphis and beyond.