The 15th annual MLK Fellowship Breakfast was held at Nashville’s Music City Center. From the opening performance by the outstanding McCrary Sisters to the gracious and friendly banter between Charles Robert Bone and Mayor Megan Barry this event was packed with an important underlying theme - Happy Birthday to the dreamer who was not asleep.
The McCrary Sisters offered a rousing performance of “Brand New Day” and “I’ll Take You There”. These women know how to get a crowd on its feet. Their positivity and happiness were infectious! Some might even say there was dancing.
The poets from Southern Word were insightful; their words powerful and their hope contagious. “. . . because family doesn’t stop at blood, neither does it stop at pigment. Not a minority, a person.” Nashville Youth Poet Laureate Cassidy Martin
Barry Scott’s eloquent tribute to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was both timely and poetic. As Mr. Scott voiced those words we are reminded that everything Dr. King spoke of in his iconic “I Have A Dream “ speech has come to pass. Barry Scott went on to encourage all of us to consider and answer for ourselves “If Dr. King were here, what would he say to us today? What happens to a dream deferred? A dream can only be deferred by the dreamer. It lives on in me and in you. You must answer this question for yourselves. Why are we here?”