It has been nearly 60 years since civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his iconic “I Have A Dream,” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

Since that time, and his tragic death, much progress has been made for the civil rights movement, yet barriers remain to achieving King’s dream of ensuring all men and women are free from racial injustice.

Our panel reflects on how MLK would assess America’s progress since that time and what steps are still needed to make his dream a reality.


  • Monica May, Co-Chair, Orange County MLK Initiative / radio personality, STAR 94.5, Orlando
  • Dr. Jeremy I. Levitt, J.D., Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of International Law, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical (FAMU) University College of Law
  • Commissioner René Flowers, District 7, Pinellas County Commission
  • Commissioner Brenda Holt, Gadsden County Commission