Sunday, January 18, 2009


Germanna President David A. Sam told a crowd in Fredericksburg Sunday that Martin Luther King knew education was the key to true equality.

A portion of the remarks Dr. Sam delivered at Sunday's Celebration of the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sponsored by the Multicultural OutReach Effort at James Monroe High School:

"He was educated and fought for others to be so educated. He saw his ministry and his activism as opportunities to teach with the entire nation, indeed the entire world, as his classroom.

"His too brief life modeled his belief that 'the quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.' His life is a beacon that shines a light on our successes and failures, and guides us from the shoals of failure towards his dream of a society and educational system where we can truly be judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin. Too many are still left behind. The beacon of his life glares a spotlight on what we have yet to do and aims us towards the way to achieve the dream of an empowering education for all of our citizens."

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