Tuesday, March 20, 2007

"Crucifixions need witnesses”

The Rev Samuel Billy Kyles spoke to juniors at Tracy High this morning. The preacher, civil rights leader and now inspirational speaker was part of the group standing on the balcony when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

Rev Kyles said he wondered why he was there at that moment in time and then realized in his words that “crucifixions need witnesses”.

His presentation was powerful story of the injustices those his 5-year-old daughter endured during the integration process in the schools to the sorrow of Dr. King’s murder. The overall theme of his speech was urging students to never lose sight of their dreams no matter the odds against them. Words to live by indeed.

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