Once again looking to the example of her father, Bernice said he knew the importance of rising up in his spirit man.
Moving Forward: 50 Acts of Kindness
Bernice asked individuals to purposefully do an act of kindness for someone of another race. “We’ve got to do something about the divide and the polarization in our nation. My dad said men hate each other because they fear each other.” Further, we fear because we don’t understand, and we don’t understand because we don’t communicate. Bernice said we need people who are courageous and brave to engage in these acts of kindness and work to bridge this divide.
Concluding her speech, Bernice left the crowd with this thought: “A movement [physically or emotionally] that only moves people is a revolt. But a movement that changes people is a revolution.” Further, it’s going to take a revolution of values to take down xenophobia, poverty, militarism and war.
Perhaps we will know this revolution has occurred when we can say with all confidence that Dr. King’s dream has been realized.