Today, 10th of December is exactly 46 years since Martin Luther King was honoured with the Nobel peace prize. Chioma Sylvie shares an interesting opinion about it… Read on!
I see him now, on the steps of Lincoln memorial forty-seven years ago, where he shared his dreams. I listened to him from a corner and the crowd charged with energy and hope, yes I did; I listened to him. It was a sweet dream and as he said ‘what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation’, it was a dream for other nations, it was a dream for a powerful continent, that was witnessing the same pain at that time and shared the same bond of brotherhood; black, powerful and proud. It was a dream for AFRICA!
Africa is the dream of a man who has seen the glory of a continent, for we were represented in the hearts of men who were taken away from their fathers’ land and faraway as they went through the pains of a glory that is to come, we went through ours as well and as the time ticked, one man dreamt. A dream of regeneration, of greatness and endowment. The blood of Africa runs through his veins, black and rich.
It is forty-seven years now, not on the steps of Lincoln memorial but on the foundation of Africa’s regeneration his dreams have come alive… at the white house of the United States of America sits a Kenyan- American, because he, Martin Luther had dreamt that “one day this nation will rise up to live out the true meaning of its creed”, and not until that day, that peaceful day in America, when Americans said ‘YES WE CAN’ , that faithful day in South Africa, when Rohilahla Mandiba Mandela said it was time for whites and blacks to be one, and so it was.
Forty-seven years now, and African countries are masters of their own. We are everywhere, we are together, we are with our ‘white brothers and white sisters’, we are no more learners, we are teachers in technology, in medicine, in education, in literature, in sports, in life; we are a can’t do without.
Forty –seven years now, his dreams reflects Africa, the root of his struggle, his ancestral continent, the pride land of great men.
Forty-six years today, he was honoured for this dream. Forty-six years today on the 10th of December, 1964 in Oslo, where he was awarded the Nobel Peace prize; he reinstated this dream, the black dream; Africa’s regeneration.