An Olympic gold medalist urged an Augusta audience Monday to combine the power of thought to the commitment of action to help achieve dreams such as those of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Speaking to the 16th annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Award Breakfast, LaTasha Colander-Clark, Paine College cross country and track and field coach, said of King: “He found his gift. You should find your gift.”
“We are the only representatives of God,” she said. “Our creator has given us the power of dreams and dreams can come true. All we have to do is start thinking.”
Speaking of King and what she called the importance of the power of thought, she said, “You are all only a thought away from changing the world.”
The annual event, sponsored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Alpha Chi Lambda Chapter, was held at the Augusta Mariott at the Convention Center.
The group presented its annual Unity Award to philanthropist and civic leader Pat Knox-Hudson. It also named its annual Lee N. Beard Award Winner, presenting the honor to Henry Ingram, the chairman of the Augusta Economic Development Authority.