BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – On August 28, 2013 hundreds of UAB students shared their dreams, just as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did 50 years ago.
“The March on Washington or the March for Jobs and Freedom is where Martin Luther King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech and we know, we read, that a lot of that speech was impromptu so we wanted to have an impromptu session where students can just give us their dreams and share their dreams,” said Raphael Richards, Director of Multicultural and Diversity Programs.
Students shared their dreams and hope for the future.
“They asked us, “Where would we like to see our society in the next five to ten years?” and I said, more socially accepting, racially accepting and no class discrimination,” said Tanory McBee.
Dr. King has taught students like Allison Owings valuable life lessons.
“Everyone should have a dream and everyone should feel that they should do what they want to do in their life and be open and don’t feel like anything should hold them back. they should take pride in everything and work hard for it, it pays off in the end,” said Owings.
The interviews from “The Dream Project” will be turned into a 10 to 15 minute film that the multicultural and diversity programs office hopes to premier during MLK week in 2014.