The Excitement Mounts

We are one week away from our trip to D.C. for the March on Washington 50th Anniversary. I am very excited, and so is the rest of our group. This week we had the honor of meeting Drew Hansen, author of The Dream. He spoke about why he chose to write a book about Martin Luther King, Jr’s speech,and what the process was like. It was amazing that he actually began with a lot of cold calls to important leaders in the civil rights movement, and that they were quite willing to share their stories. He did not come against major obstacles writing the book. He met and interviewed John Lewis, who to my knowledge is the only speaker at the 1963 March on Washington who is still living. John Lewis says of the book ˝Dr. King would be very, very proud”.

We also went over our itinerary which includes: Worship at Metropolitan Baptist Church (where Richard Smallwood is the minister of music..yay!), Gospel brunch at the Hamilton Hotel, the National American History Museum, and the MLK and FDR Memorials, and that is just DAY ONE!

˝People get ready, there’s a train a’ coming, you don’t need no baggage, you just get on board…all you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin’, you don’t need no ticket, you just thank the Lord.” Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, 1965

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Diana
    Aug 17, 2013 @ 16:17:10

    Shawn, I can’t wait to hear about all the exciting times and see some pictures. Our love and prayers go with you.

    Reply

  2. Shawn
    Aug 18, 2013 @ 15:46:55

    Thank you Diana. You have the honor of being the first person to leave a comment of my blog! I am looking forward to this trip with great anticipation. Love, Shawn

    Reply

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