Making a dream a reality requires a sense of purpose, strong principles and a platform to share your dream with others, says Latricia Bucker, an inspirational speaker and columnist for The St. Louis American.
Buckner spoke to a crowd of about 75 people Monday for Lindenwood University's annual Martin Luther King Celebration.
The relationship coach challenged students and attendees to think about their own dreams and find a platform to share that dream so that others can take the dream and run with it.
King's platform was speaking to crowds, Bucker said. "Dr. King wrote his dream, he spoke his dream, he embodied his dream. Therefore he was able to mobilize the country to support and follow the dream that he had," she said. "What is your platform? What are you using... Where can your voice best be heard?"
Buckner said youth of today are involved in civic activities and have succesfully used social media to rally around the injustice they saw with Trayvon Martin.
"We have means and methods of engaging with other people for the sake of purpose," she said.
She encouraged students to think about their passions: civil rights, human rights, animal rights, and find a way to perpetuate the dream.
"It is an opportunity, it is a right, it is what we have as human beings, as Americans, to do something great," she said. "To accomplish things that have been left unseen. But first we must dream."