Jackson told people that they mattered, explained that there was too much fear in our country and that we all needed to come together.
“In this world, we must learn to live together, brother and sister, or perish apart,” says Jackson. “When we’re connected, every link in this chain matters. Utah, you matter.”
The country was founded not on royal blood for some but royal blood for all of God’s children, says Jackson, and he made sure to delineate red, yellow, black, white, brown, LGBTQ and whatever religion a person may be.
“The only justification for looking down on somebody is to pick them up and lift them where they belong,” says Jackson.
Slavery and the Jim Crow laws afterwards lasted longer than African-Americans have been free. The effects of those things can still be felt in our society.
“We learned how to survive apart. We need to learn an even greater lesson – how to live together,” says Jackson. “Love is the answer.”
By coming together we will be honoring King’s legacy.
“The dream was a conclusion, a conclusion we have yet to reach,” says Jackson. “Together, we will prevail and make a great nation greater.”