Marking 50 Years of Change

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: August 30, 2013

MLK_smallThis week Americans paused to remember the “I Have a Dream” speech that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered during the March on Washington 50 years ago. Much progress has been made in securing the civil rights of all Americans, but much more needs to be done to ensure a world where hope and opportunity exist for every child.

As part of the commemoration, The King Center is encouraging people to share their dreams for our communities—and our children—on a “Dream Wall.” We encourage you to view the dreams others, including children, have posted and share your own.

Dr. King’s speech marked a turning point in public policy in America, and it came just six years after a 14-year-old Little Rock girl and eight other African-American students bravely entered the all-white Little Rock Central High School in order to get the quality education they deserved. This act of courage was the beginning of a journey that would challenge prevailing attitudes, break down barriers, and forever change the landscape of education in America.

The Colorado Children’s Campaign is honored to host that former student, Carlotta Walls LaNier, as the keynote speaker at our Annual Luncheon Oct. 29. Please visit our website to learn more, or to purchase tickets.

Beza Taddess

About Beza Taddess

Beza Taddess is the Communications Director at the Colorado Children's Campaign. In this role, she manages our communications team in advancing and supporting the Children’s Campaign’s work through digital and traditional communications strategies. Beza strives to apply inclusive and innovative communications protocols to ensure all people are seen and heard. She joined the Children’s Campaign as part of the Public Interest Fellowship Program in 2015 after graduating with a degree in Sociology from Colorado College. She received her master’s degree from University of Colorado Denver in May of 2021.