A Dreamer’s Dream: A Journey into Black History and Future with Tyrese Gibson, Jill Scott & Blair Underwood
Posted by Allen Yekikian
on Feb 27th, 2012
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In commemoration of Black History Month, Operation HOPE 5MK Ambassador Tyrese Gibson along with Jill Scott and Blair Underwood pay a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Mrs. Coretta Scott King through an emotional and spiritual moving video, titled “A Dreamer’s Dream.”
Tyrese, an accomplished actor and musician, talks about the motivation behind this project on his blog here:
This was a God sent vision, an idea and I was obedient and moved on it. I hope the messages in this tribute is embraced and received around the world.
A Dreamer’s Dream comes on the heels of Black History Month and poses the ultimate questions of responsibility and accountability. Written and produced by Tyrese, A Dreamer’s Dream tells the tale of a man at the crossroads of life. At his wits end, he reaches out for answers only to be graced with the presence of the ultimate dreamer, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, who proposes answers to some of the many plights which most Americans face today.
A Dreamer’s Dream features Blair Underwood, Grammy Award Winner for Best Spoken Word Album of 2008. Blair, as a man in a state of pain and rage, begs to ask the question which many of us ask every day: “What are my next steps?”
Here’s what Underwood had to say about the project:
This exploration into the possible thoughts and feelings of Dr. Martin Luther King and our world today, is unforgettable! I’m honored to have been asked to participate.
Jill Scott, who voices the role of Coretta Scott King, meanwhile described the video as an “inspirational project” that underscores King’s undying dream:
This video moved me and educated me. Dr. King’s vision has NOT been forgotten. Watching this touching video will remind us all that there is much to be done within ourselves.”
A Dreamer’s Dream ask the question as to where would we be today had Dr. King lived? What kind of society would we be had Dr. King’s dream been fulfilled? A Dreamer’s Dream forces one to recognize the role that s/he plays in today’s often tumultuous world.
For Tyrese, the project allowed him to carry out his responsibility toward the Civil Rights leaders who sacrificed their lives for a brighter future:
This was not an opportunity, it was a responsibility. We are amongst a lost generation looking for inspiration and a sense of direction. My love and prayers will continue for the King family and all of the civil rights leaders who sacrificed everything to get us to where we are,
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