• 61°

Freedom Breakfast highlights day

The Butler County Civic League knows how to put on a Freedom Breakfast in honor of the late and great the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Residents from all walks of life clamored inside of the Dunbar Recreational Center to celebrate the life of a man who turned the world in inequality on its head.

The program was filled with prayer, song, greetings, a memorial service and a keynote speaker, who rattled the center’s rafters with her inspirational message.

Throughout the service, folks could be seen nodding their heads, closing their eyes and waving their hands in the air to capture the moment.

All of this done on a day of celebration and remembrance of King.

President Ronald Reagan declared the third Monday in January as Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983. The day is utilized to celebrate the birthday of King.

We can all live by his example.

King was born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Ga., and would become the most important leader of America’s Civil Rights movement from 1957 until his assassination in 1968.

After a hearty breakfast was served, the program turned into a time where Circuit Judge Tracie Todd of Jefferson County gave the keynote address.

Full of compassion and will, Todd urged those in attendance to keep working and that we are not done, yet.

We aren’t done yet. We have a long way to go, she, along with so many others at the breakfast, said.

Through this breakfast event, King’s memory is still alive and well.

So, let this be a reminder of who King was as a person.

Let his birthday remind us to go out and bear the responsibility of turning the world of inequality on its head.