I Was Invited To Dinner

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I was invited to dinner

Submitted: August 22, 2017

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I was invited to dinner given

by
Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln, and Nelson Mandela

Author Kemy (Novelist) “Thank you all for inviting me to sit at your table and enjoy this ceremonial dinner. I am honored to be in the presence of the past. Hopefully, it will sharpen my mind for the future.”

Malcolm X (Minister) “Sitting at the table doesn’t make you a diner, unless you eat some of what’s on that plate. Being here in America doesn’t make you an American. Being born here in America doesn’t make you an American.”

Author Kemy (Novelist) “I have given unto society my political viewpoints, my hard labor, and have looked down only to see empty hands.”

Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist) “I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in heaven.”

Author Kemy (Novelist) “What happen to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness for my African American people. It was promised to all in 1776 by the writers of the Declaration of Independence, but in the future, I believe we, as, African Americans will fall short of its glory.”

Abraham Lincoln (16th President of the United States) “I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.”
 

Author Kemy (Novelist) “In the future generations to come, will we walk hand in hand as you have foreseen Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Minister) “The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.”

Author Kemy (Novelist) “Mrs. Rosa Parks, when you were asked to sit at the back of the bus. Did it ever occur to you, your actions will be the foundation for a civil right movement?”

Rosa Parks (Activist) “You spend your whole lifetime in your occupation, actually making life clever, easy and convenient for white people. But when you have to get transportation home, you are denied an equal accommodation. Our existence was for the white man’s comfort and well-being; we had to accept being deprived of just being human.”

Author Kemy (Novelist) “I pray for a better future for all. In regards to what some of you had to sacrifice for African American people to move forward. Was it worth your effort and time?”

Nelson Mandela (Former President of South Africa) “As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself... Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.”

Author Kemy (Novelist) “In the present day, Black males seem to be an absent presence in their children lives, mothers are out in the workforce to provide for the household, and no one seem to uphold the legacy of two parents in the household. The future unity of the black man and the black woman is at a crisis. How could we overcome our adversities, in addition, how do we learn to trust and believe in each other when ones’ own enemy is within our camp, black on black crime and extinction is common on a daily basis.”

Rosa Parks (Activist) “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

Malcolm X (Minister) “In all our deeds, the proper value and respect for time determines success or failure.”

Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist) Twasn’t me, ‘twas the Lord! I always told Him, ‘I trust to you. I don’t know where to go or what to do, but I expect You to lead me,’ an’ He always did.

Abraham Lincoln (16th President of the United States) “Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Minister) “There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.”

Nelson Mandela (Former President of South Africa) “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

Author Kemy (Novelist) “Any advice from the six of you to help this country heal. The American people are at the gate of turmoil, unity discord, police brutality, police assassinations, civil uprising and political movements is on the uprising. Any guidance will be helpful. African Americans need some form of healing and direction. Minister Louis Farrakhan, Jessie Jackson, and Al Sharpton, could not handle this journey alone.”

Nelson Mandela (Former President of South Africa) “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Minister) “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.”

Abraham Lincoln (16th President of the United States) “I dream of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.”

Harriet Tubman (Abolitionist) “As I lay so sick on my bed, from Christmas till March, I was always praying for poor ole master. ‘Pears like I didn’t do nothing but pray for ole master. ‘Oh, Lord, convert ole master;’ ‘Oh, dear Lord, change dat man’s heart, and make him a Christian.”

Rosa Parks (Activist) “Time begins the healing process of wounds cut deeply by oppression. We soothe ourselves with the salve of attempted indifference, accepting the false pattern set up by the horrible restriction of Jim Crow laws.”

Malcolm X (Minister) “I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don’t believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn’t want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I’m not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn’t know how to return the treatment.”

Author Kemy (Novelist) “Malcolm X, your philosophy has always been any means necessary. If you glimpsed into the future today. Would you continue to stand on your concept?”

Malcolm X (Minster) “If you’re not ready to die for it, put the word freedom out of your vocabulary.”

Author Kemy (Novelist) “Well ladies and gentlemen. I have gathered the main ingredients to prepare a banquet for peace. Thank you all for taking the time to allow me to sit down and speak with each and every one of you.
 
In closing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. could you pray over this feast our eyes will come to see, our ears will come to hear, and our hearts will come to feel.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Minister) “I am coming to feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than the people of goodwill. We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. We must come to see that human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability. It comes through the tireless efforts and persistent work of men willing to be co-workers with God, and without this hard work time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation. We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy, and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity.”

Until out kindred souls collaborate on seeking the truth, stay valiant and alert.

Love and Hugs,
Kemy

Cited Quotes;
Malcolm X
Wikipedia contributors. “Malcolm X.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 22 Aug. 2017. Web. 22 Aug. 2017.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Wikipedia contributors. “Martin Luther King Jr.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 22 Aug. 2017. Web. 22 Aug. 2017.
Harriet Tubman
Wikipedia contributors. “Harriet Tubman.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 22 Aug. 2017. Web. 22 Aug. 2017.
Abraham Lincoln
Wikipedia contributors. “Abraham Lincoln.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 22 Aug. 2017. Web. 22 Aug. 2017.
Rosa Parks
Wikipedia contributors. “Rosa Parks.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 22 Aug. 2017. Web. 22 Aug. 2017.
Nelson Mandela
Wikipedia contributors. “Rosa Parks.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 22 Aug. 2017. Web. 22 Aug. 2017.





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