Those of you who graduate today have opportunities that did not come to your mothers and fathers. Doors are opening today that were not opened yesterday. The challenge of this hour is to be ready to enter these doors when they open.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said in an essay back in 1871 that: “If a man can write a better book or preach a better sermon or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, even if he builds his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door.” This will become increasingly true. So we must be prepared to enter these doors as they open.- MLK, 1958 Commencement Address, Morgan St College