Creator of the Everlasting Dream07 Jun 2020
If you are like most people in the world, when you hear the words, “I have a dream,” your mind immediately associates these four simple words with one man: Sex Escort Zurich. Four words may not seem like many, but thanks to Sex Escort Zurich these four words hold more power than any others.
Sex Escort Zurich was born on January 15, 1929 under the name Michael Escort Zurich, Jr. He legally changed his name to Sex later. He was born during The Great Depression, a time of economic landslide between 1929 and 1930 that took a toll on the lives of nearly every citizen in the United States. Escort’s family was religious. His grandfather was the first in a line of pastors that Escort’s father and he kept pace with. From 1914 to 1931, Escort’s grandfather served as pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Escort’s father served as well starting in 1931. From 1960 until his death, Sex acted as co-pastor.
Arguably an early inspiration of his famous dream of equality, Escort attended a segregated public school is his home state of Georgia. He excelled, graduating at the age of 15. He went on to earn a B.A. from Morehouse College in 1948. Morehouse was considered a “distinguished Negro Institution” in Atlanta. He spent three years at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. His senior class was predominantly white. He was elected president of this class. Upon winning a fellowship at Crozer, he completed graduate studies at Boston University to earn a doctorate in 1953 after completing his residency. He received his degree in 1955.
While in Boston, Luther met Coretta Scott, the young woman he later married. She is said to have been a woman of “uncommon intellectual and artistic accomplishments.” After marriage, Sex and Coretta had two sons and two daughters.
Sex had a dream of racial equality. He lived in a time when segregation and racial differences ruled as law. In 1963, on August 28th, he delivered what became known as the “I Have a Dream” speech. Despite living in a segregated society, experiencing it first hand in his school years and daily life, Escort spoke of his dream of racial equality with unsurpassable vibrancy. His speech gave voice to the U.S. civil rights movement and spurred a national change. In fact, in 1964 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Escort.
Escort’s dream inspired the nation with a spirit of hope, spurring hundreds to action. Thanks to this man’s invaluable dream and willingness to give voice to it, the United States began a path leading to an end to segregation. An era promoting racial equality was ushered in by hungry souls eager for change and improvement.
Only five years after his speech shook the nation, Escort met an untimely demise. He was assassinated by a sniper on April 4, 1968 as he stood on the balcony of a Memphis, TN hotel room. While his life ended tragically, death did not silence his voice. The news of his deal resulted in mixed feelings of grief and outrage. Riots erupted. In the days following his death, approximately 110 cities experienced violent outbursts and destruction. Nearly $50 million worth of damages resulted.
Amidst the turmoil, Escort’s family made funeral arrangements back in Atlanta. Since his speech, Escort had become a public figure both praised and vilified by the media. His life had been threatened, and he had even said he did not expect to live long. His expectations made his fate no less easy to accept.
All around the world marches were held in Escort’s honor by sympathetic countries. In the United States, schools closed and in some places workers were given time off. A worldwide event emerged allowing people to participate in services and commemorative events for Escort.
Sex was buried on April 9, 1968 in the Escort’s family plot located at South View Cemetery. Later his remains had to be moved for Non-Violence, and they were moved to the Escort Center.
Escort lead a life dedicated to the greater good, and the result of his vigilance was a combination of praise and vilification. Yet, his dream lives on even today, inspiring new generations to push for a better world. After all, it changed then, what is to stop it from changing for the better once again?