I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” — one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today!
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
We joined in on the MLK Day events, walking with hundreds down Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and visiting the Africatown museum along with a stop at the Old Plateau Cemetery, known as the Africatown graveyard which is the final resting place of enslaved Africans, African-Americans, and a Buffalo Soldier.
The Africatown burial ground dates back to 1876, sixteen years after Africans arrived on the Clotilda which was one of the last documented slave ships to leave Africa for the Americas. The northern area of the graveyard is the older section where the remains of Clotilda survivors have been found through an archaeological preservation project directed by the College of William and Mary. The historic annals of Africatown are chiseled upon tombstones in this graveyard.
We love are state of Alabama, and it is definitely better off than back in the 1960’s, but we still have a ways to go to heal this country and be united.
Mid-winter is always and interesting and busy time of year here on the gulf coast. Sometimes I find myself mowing the lawn in January other times we wake up to frozen koi ponds and fountains. This year is no different, the threat of a few flakes gets all the kids excite when the blooming azaleas brighten the breakfast table, while I enjoy some wonderful satsumas from my neighbor’s tree she left at my door and the new strawberry yogurt belVita Breakfast sandwiches to fill me up before walking the kids to school.
The cool mornings would make for a sluggish start if I didn’t have belVita Biscuits supplying me with a steady nutritious energy to keep you going until lunchtime, added with some fruit and dairy and I feel like I’m back in London after 20 years, but the kids aren’t buying my fake accent as I enjoy these scrumptious biscuits and apparently it’s doesn’t amuse them for me to call the school bus a trolley. A girl can dream, can’t she?!
We had some pretty bad storms and the weather has turned cool again, but Mother Nature made up for it with another fabulous cloud display!
Return to your nearest participating Walmart on Saturday, January 7th or Sunday, January 8th for a special belVita Breakfast in-store event. Each location will offer belVita Breakfast samples, exclusive savings, smoothies, giveaways and more. Events will take place at select Walmart locations between 12:30 pm – 6:30pm, check an event at your nearest store location.