Rochester, N.Y.-- This video is dedicated to Tyrell, Tyriss and Tysen and whole new generation of children who will one day know the true definition equality, inclusion, opportunity and the American Dream.
Today Americans pause to reflect upon the life and work of some of the great moral leaders of our age, Abraham Lincoln, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy.
Their struggles against oppression, segregation and the long legacy of racism are memorable not only for their extraordinary success, but also for the manner in which they waged them.
At a time when so much of our public discourse seems filled with rancor and recrimination, we should remember Dr. King's own words, spoken during his 1957 Christmas sermon at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, in Montgomery, Alabama:
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
Those words speak volumes to MLK's courage and they defined Dr. King's life. Furthermore, let his words and legacy be a reminder to all of us about how we can create a better world for future generations.