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In Honor of the Doctor

January 16, 2017 Abby Farr

 

Every year this time, we take a day to honor the freedom fighter and pacifist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. As a fellow peaceful freedom fighter, who has served as an inspiration to me since childhood, I look forward with joy to this day to remember such a noble man who stood up for the rights and freedoms of the segregated of his time.

 Rev. King wasn’t just a great orator, who was constantly forced to combat his haters and nay-sayers at every corner, he was the brave leader of a racial climate changing movement. The South has never been the same. And having spent most of my life in Cincinnati, OH, where many slaves were set free by crossing the Ohio River from Kentucky of the South, to Ohio, a Yankee state, I feel a special bond to setting captives free.

 There is still a long way to go all of these decades later to fight for the rights of humanity. Was modern day slavery even an issue discussed back then? And now it is second to drug smuggling in organized crime activity according to endslaveryandtrafficking.org

 To form Tillage Clothing Company to serve as a platform to fight human trafficking through the form conscious crafted comfort is a dream come true for me. Still digging to till much more soil, I encourage you to find a role model like MLK. He represents so many ideals to me.

 What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think of Dr. King? Is it liberty? Dreamer? Peacemaker? Abolitionist? Gate paver? Door opener? Charismatic speaker?

 Which do you most with resonate most? Get after it. Just take the first step.

 Cultivating Freedom,

 Abby



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