During breakfast for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day from the National Action Networkthe president of the United States, Joe Biden, called on Americans to be guided by the light of the considered defender of civil rights.
“To move forward we have to go together. Let us be guided by the light of Dr. King (…) there is nothing beyond our capabilities if we do it together”, he pointed out.
Despite not going through a good moment due to the classified papers scandal, the US president took advantage of his speech to signal that he is ready to work with the new Republican House.
“I’m ready to work with a new Republican House and a Republican Congress to make progress for the people of America,” he said.
In this event that was held in Washington DC, also Honored Speaker Emeritus and Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Arndrea Waters King wife of Martin Luther King III, and Coretta Scott Kingamong others, who have joined the fight to keep alive the mission of the leader for human rights.
Yesterday, Sunday, January 16, the US president also honored the memory of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. at the temple where he used to preach in favor of freedom and justice, the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
“I have spoken before Parliament, kings and queens, leaders from all over the world. I’ve been doing this for a long time”, President Biden said, shortly before acknowledging: “This is intimidating“he pointed out during his speech.
In addition to these events headed by President Joe Biden, various activities were held in numerous American cities and in Washington DC, including a parade of civil associations and a walk for peace to commemorate when on August 28, 1963, more than a quarter of a million people participated in the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, after which Luther King pronounced the historic phrase “I have a dream” (” I have a dream”).
With information from Efe.
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Source: La Opinion