Last week I went to see the movie Selma, directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. The movie focused on the right for African Americans to vote and it's marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, Alabama. This movie was an eyeopener for me on how important it is to vote and to have your voice heard. Sure enough, when I get home and check my mail, I received a letter from the Court Clerk Kings County Supreme Court summoned for jury duty. Instead of my usual reaction of "Why me, Not now!" I simply looked at the letter and smiled with a feeling of nostalgia and pride.
Happy Birthday Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. your dream has come true.
GO SEE SELMA.