Growing up in Washington, DC, I have a strong memory of when Dr. King was shot. I was very young but it had a huge impact on me. When we as a country created a holiday for Dr. King’s birthday, I was thrilled, and every year I try to mark it in some way.
When our daughters were young, we would bake a cake for Dr. King and watch his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. I took one of the lines from this speech: “I have a dream that one day right there in Alabama little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers,” and combined it with our family tradition to create this animation in his honor.