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Helping Dr. King’s Dream Come True

January 16, 2012

A Martin Luther King Day Reflection by Joyce Hothan

Yesterday I read a review of “My Story”, A Memoir by Harry Belefonte. In the book Harry talks about meeting Dr. King. He says “this man was both determined to do what he saw as his mission – and truly was overwhelmed by it.”

Just this week I reviewed the 2011 Bridge Communities statistics on homeless families who entered our program. 62% of these families were African-American.

We know this far exceeds the number of African-American families residing in DuPage County. As Belefonte notes “The problem faced by most Americans of color seem as dire and entrenched as they were half a century ago.”

We have a lot more work to do to make Dr. King’s dream come true. His life gives us the inspiration at Bridge Communities to continue to make a difference in the lives of homeless families of color. Thank you, Dr. King, for that inspiration!

Joyce Hothan, Executive Director

630-545-0610 x11

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