“I Have a Dream:” a Celebration for Equality!

Ronald Crivello-Kahihikolo, writer

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Every year, for the past 35 years, Frank Bramlett, Mamie Bramlett, and Virginia Halliday have hosted an annual celebration for unity and peace. The event is in honor of the national holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

This commemoration serves as a remembrance of the brave man who stood up for what he believed in, named Martin Luther King Jr. King was a leader in th civil rights movements from the 50’s to the time that he was assassinated in 1968. He headed marches for the rights of African-American citizens through peaceful marches and protests. This day also serves as a constant reminder to show that America has progressed and come a long way, particularly in unifying communities and promoting acceptance and equal rights.

Transpiring in the Makaeo events’ pavilion located at the Old Airport, this year, the event will take place on Sunday, January 15th.  With the help of tenacious volunteers, this event has been made possible by those who give up their personal time to bring the event together. In past celebrations, the program has consisted of special appearances from poets, performances, and readings, which is then followed by a potluck. The attendance of people of all races have grown at a steady rate. Citizens and their fellow community members come together to celebrate how far we have come because of King’s work.

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