As most people know today is Martin Luther King Jr Day. I was watching a great story that really shows what MLK had dreams about. NCAA schools like Southern, Jackson State, and Grambling have been mostly black schools.
Jackson State opened their arms to white quarterback Casey Therrialt. Casey was a quarterback in high school that enrolled in a Junior College.
Things changed for him however when he was involved in a bar fight after a man confronted him and some friends. The fight left the man in a coma and he later died.
Casey accepted a plea bargain along with 4 others. He spent 6 months in jail for man slaughter. When he got out most schools were scared off by the manslaughter charge on his record.
Jackson State however gave Casey a second chance. A mostly black school giving a troubled young man who may be different from the others at the school. Now that’s what Martin Luther King Jr dreamed about when he made his famous speech.