Friday marked 57 years since Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have A Dream” speech to the nation.
A crowd of over 100 gathered Friday at Tower Theatre to commemorate the anniversary and call attention to racial tensions in America.
“You all don’t know, but we’ve been receiving threats, text messages, warnings – so many things about tonight,” Oklahoma City native and musician Jabee Williams said to the crowd Friday night. “I said, ‘You know what? We can’t be afraid.’ (Rev.) Martin Luther King (Jr.) said, ‘I don’t fear any man.’ It’s important that I show my nephew, it’s important that I show my children and it’s important that I show my community that I’m not afraid. Whenever we see things that are wrong, we need to stand up and say, ‘This isn’t right.’ And that’s the bottom line.”
The crowd marched to the Capitol. Their message: end racism in America.
There were also directed messages such as the case of Julius Jones, a man on death row who maintains his innocence after he believes he was wrongfully convicted.