Two months after delivering “The Drum Major Instinct” message in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in Memphis, Tennessee as a part of his “Poor People’s Campaign”. During this campaign, Dr. King was fighting for better housing, wages, workplace safety and schools. Even after the Civil Rights Act was passed, Dr. King worked to impact change. In the case of his visit to Memphis, he was advocating for 1,300 African American sanitation workers to help them gain equal footing on the job. 

Although great progress has been made since 1968, current events in the world remind us that there is still work to do. The “Constantly Committed Drum Major Instinct” T-shirt represents continuity (https://dmempowerment.com/shop/). At DM Empowerment, we believe that persistence plus consistency equals success. Let’s continue to lead in our own ways and be “Drum Majors” for positive change. 

Check out the conversation below with Sheldon McLean, Broward County Public Schools Caliber Awards Teacher of the Year Finalist.  

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Devon Marrett 

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