By: Emily Johnson
January 20, 2014
Tallahassee, FL - Kleman Plaza was the spot for the 2ND Annual "Dare To Dream" Festival to honor the late Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Our very own Shonda Knight was the emcee of the event that produced thousands of people to the plaza. The entertainment was from local bands and schools as well as a Grammy nominated musician, Ashanti Floyd. Folks not only enjoyed the music, but they were able to take a step back in time with an historical display of memorabilia from the Civil Rights Movement. We were told by many at the festival goers that it was a way for the youth to learn about the impact Dr. King had on society. "To see our young people remember the dream and to be able to carry on and to not just know cursory facts, but to know him in a very deep way in terms of history," said George James, Festival Attender.
Also during the festival a "Day of Dialogue" was taking place. This year the guest speaker was Robbie Stokes Jr., who in the founder of "I Talk To Stranger." It is a social movement to encourage people to go beyond their walls of comfort and introduce themselves to a stranger. Stokes said he's challenging folks to do this because that stranger today could become a lifelong friend tomorrow.