Sharing the Dream

This website is dedicated to Charlie Walker's story and the Dream he shared with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others. I, too, share this Dream: the dream of black and white, brothers and sisters, sitting down at the "table of brotherhood." There will always be conflicts, but we must resolve them without violence. As my dad Charlie would say, “The Christian faith says that we cannot call any man an alien or an enemy. We are all members one of another. From this viewpoint we see nonviolence is not just a weapon to fight for freedom. It is the way we are called to live—all of us—who would serve Him who said: ‘Follow me.’”

August 28, 1963 in Washington, DC, I was a teenager when I heard Martin Luther King Jr. say in his rich Southern accent, “I have a Dream today!” It came through the speakers, reached across the reflecting pool from the Lincoln Memorial and electrified my being! Those words changed my perspective on life. To this day, I remember his inspiring and prophetic vision and his ability to change people's lives! Brenda-MissWestChester-small



A Quaker Behind the Dream

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A Quaker Behind the Dream: Charlie Walker and the Civil Rights Movement

Many Americans think of the Religious Society of Friends—also known as Quakers—as passive individuals who avoid modern conflicts. Nothing could be further from the truth. As Brenda Walker Beadenkopf reveals in this narrative biography of her Quaker father, Charles Walker, Friends were passionate about confronting social injustices.