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Restoring the American Dream

by | Mar 13, 2024

By Amy Baker, Donor Development and Government Affairs

Go to the Black Conservative Federation website, and on the homepage, you will see a cheering crowd featuring Dr. Alveda Celeste King in the center. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s judicious legacy continues in Dr. Alveda King’s life.

As a long-time racial and social justice champion Dr. Alveda King humanizes the unborn who cannot speak for themselves and boldly declares the truth that unborn children have inherent dignity and intrinsic value.

On Friday, February 23, 2024, the Black Conservative Federation hosted the “Restoring the American Dream” gala in Columbia, S.C., featuring former President Donald J. Trump on the eve of the South Carolina Republican primary.

Educational excellence, sustainable wealth, faith & family, and grassroots “we the people” involvement were the bedrock of what the Black Conservative Federation (BCF) leadership challenged the room with that night.

Today’s technology allowed me to listen to the live online evening coverage. Though seven hours away, I still wanted to be informed about my home state leading up to the primary the next day. And I knew that those speaking that evening would be emboldened to fight for this nation and to speak the truth.

Alongside Dr. Alveda King were other pro-life leaders: U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.); former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson and his wife Candy; Randall King; International Singer Mary Millben; U.S. Congressman Byron Donalds (R-FL); U.S. Congressman Wesley Hunt (R-TX); CJ Pearson, candidate for GA House (R-125); Jack Brewer; Diante Johnson, President and Founder; and Quenton Jordan, Executive Vice President, both of the Black Conservative Federation, among others.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. challenged society to find and follow its true north. His niece, Dr. Alveda Celeste King, has continued to champion that journey ever since. And we’ve been waiting for truth-tellers like Diante Johnson.

“There has been a war on black men from the Democrat Party – and they are leaving,” says Johnson. “The Democratic Party has told black men that their opinion doesn’t matter. That they don’t get to decide whether their child is aborted or not. The Democrat Party has removed the black man from the household,”

As I listened to the entire broadcast, it was clear to me that this millennial-led organization, in pursuit of excellence for the nation and the black community, believes Donald Trump is the man for the job.

“Our message was clear: faith, family, and finances,” said Angela Nash, Richland District 2 School Board Vice-Chair.

“President Trump echoed those sentiments. It was a glorious experience to see other black Americans from South Carolina and around the nation in one room.”

She went on, “We have overcome so many things. To see where our ancestors came from and the achievements black Americans have made in this nation is undeniable. I know I and many others left knowing something great had started, and it felt different. Game-changing. It felt very much for such a time as this.”

I envision Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr as a man of noble character. The BCF leadership challenged those in the room that night to mirror that noble character. “I knew I needed to get involved when I heard our parents and teachers not being heard,” said Nash.

Dr. King personified fearless leadership such as this. His niece, Dr. Alveda King, who courageously followed in his footsteps, now sees a band come together under millennial leadership. They are unafraid to speak the truth to the culture and stand on the right side of history.

She’s there front and center for a reason.

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