In honor of MLK Day in Atlanta, I offer these words from Dr. King. They were written in 1963, but ring true with powerful clarity across the years into our present day. May we have the courage to heal.
We need a powerful sense of determination to banish the ugly blemish of racism scarring the image of America. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Why We Can’t Wait, 1963)
According to Merriam Webster, the meaning of determination:
a) the act of deciding definitely and firmly
b) firm or fixed intention to achieve a desired end