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February 10, 2013
 

Former Attorney For Martin Luther King, Jr. Urges Students To Reach For Goals

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Written by: marvin

Fred GrayTUSKEGEE, Ala. – (January 22, 2013) – Fred D. Gray, renowned civil rights attorney and activist, addressed the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Observance at Tuskegee University Monday. Known for working with King and Rosa Parks during the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Gray recounted his experiences as a young man striving with others to end the discriminatory practices that were prevalent all over the nation at that time.

In introductory remarks, Tuskegee University President Gilbert L. Rochon said it was a privilege to have Gray as a speaker and that his life and work are educational.

“The lesson that is to be learned is that one must be well-prepared, well-credentialed and genuinely committed when the opportunity to serve our people and serve humanity presents itself,” Rochon said.

Keys to Success
Gray reminded the listeners, many of them students, that he and King were not much older than them when they decided to enter the battle for civil rights. He said many of the younger people gathered in the University Chapel were the beneficiaries of years of hard work by previous generations. However, Gray said that young people should not feel that anyone owes them anything and that hard work along with vision are the keys to attaining success.

“Dreams are good. What’s the first the first thing you need to do to make a dream come true? Wake up,” Gray said.

After his address, Gray recounted the experiences he faced as a young lawyer fighting against racial injustice.

“We didn’t have enough sense to have any fear,” Gray said with a smile. “You just have to make up your mind about the things you want and go do them.”



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