Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day 2013

Change Notes: General Colin Powell, Alma Powell Kick Off Points of Light's Sunday Supper Series to Bring People to the Table

Friends,

The word "supper" means different things to different people, but for me it evokes memories of a big Southern fried chicken dinner around my grandmother's dining room table with family and friends and lots of stories, arguments and jokes.

Gathering around a common table has always been central to creating community and finding solutions. Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of "the table of brotherhood." And there was a reason that one of the most potent acts of the civil rights movement was the simple insistence on having a seat at the table in restaurants across the South.