Next Wednesday, August 28th our nation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, deepening the historical significance of this text. Printed in collaboration with The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, the first 250 copies of the booklet are available to the public and will be immediately distributed to libraries across Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Bragg has devoted more than three decades to fighting for social justice, supporting nonviolence initiatives, and assisting with various faith-based organizations. Recently, she spent eighteen months on the Civil Rights Scholars team, digitizing various works of MLK to be displayed on the website of the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change. Through this immersion, she has come to further appreciate the vision of Dr. King and aims to bring his teachings to light in a modern context that is relevant to any and all readers.
Joyce Stevos, Ph.D., President of The Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, said: For as long as I have known Carol, she has done so much to embody and embrace the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. in todays world. The essential quality of peace in Kings teachings is central not only to Carols philosophy, but her lifes work as well.
I believe that Dr. King would say that if America chooses this sacred mission for equality, then her greatest days lie ahead.
~ Carol Bragg, America's Sacred Mission: Dr King's Dream for 2013