It was my honor to attend the 18th Annual 2020 Martin Luther King Community Breakfast for Glynn, McIntosh, Liberty, Camden and Bryan counties on Friday, January 17, hosted by the Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority at the College Place United Methodist Church.
Dr. King's life ended when he was only 39 years old and in those few short years, his life, his message and his leadership left a lifetime impact on our country. I have often wondered what the totality of Dr. King's life could have been if still alive today; on January 15, 2020 Dr. King would have been 91 years old.
The keynote address was presented by Clifton Davis, an accomplished TV and Broadway actor, singer and minister. His address was extremely inspiring and reflected on Dr. King's great accomplishments during his service to our country during the height of the civil rights movement.
Lisa and I visited the Martin Luther King National Memorial on the Washington Mall in the fall of 2019 during a legislative training trip we took to DC. One of his quotes engraved on the wall of the monument has stuck with me:
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
It is my humble goal to live up to this high bar set by Dr. King.