The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Some people look at this time of the year as awards season. There are weeks of celebrities dressing up in millions of dollars of clothes and jewels and delivering tired, joking banter while giving themselves golden statues for being good at their jobs.

For the more culturally conscious segment of a certain ethnic population, however, this time of year is Black History Season. We are emerging from the uplifting sense of community that is always generated by Kwanzaa and are moving into the more spiritually focused time of reflection on the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.