Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembered During Black History Month

Dream On! is an international creative collaboration that is producing two tribute CDs, dedicated to the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The music – created by independent artists – is in alignment with Dr. King’s ideals of peace and justice.
Dream On! cd art
Dream On! cd art
Feb. 8, 2009 - PRLog -- Los Angeles — Times, they are a changin’. Just two weeks ago, our nation inaugurated its first African American president. This month, we remember the long road that brought us here. Although Black History Month (which began as “Negro History Week” in 1926) has been reenergized by current events, its goals — to remember, to honor, and to educate — remain the same.  

One man whose name always tops the list of influential black leaders is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In fact, many would remove the race reference, calling him one of the most influential American leaders of our time. His words were quoted repeatedly during inaugural events, and the timing of the inauguration — days after his eightieth birthday — was especially poignant.  

Dr. King’s role in the civil rights movement earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. But, as was noted in the presentation speech, “it was not because he led a racial minority in their struggle for equality that Martin Luther King achieved fame.” Instead, his “name will endure for the way in which he has waged his struggle,” not only teaching but personifying nonviolent resistance.

To pay tribute to the man, his work, and his peaceful vision, dozens of independent musicians have collaborated to create Dream On! – a compilation of thirty songs that is raising money for charity. The music is available for FREE download from the website (www.thedreamcontinued.org). Instead of paying for the music, the listener is invited to donate to one of three partnering organizations — Pathways To Peace, Pivot Legal Society, and The REACH Complex — whose missions are in line with King’s message of peaceful change.

This February, regardless of the color of your skin… Dream On! invites you to remember, to be inspired, and to live Dr. King’s dream of peace, justice, and equality. Dream On!

For more information, including photos, interviews, and more, contact:

Maya Armstrong

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