Colored Girl Dreams

Updated: Jan 17


Colored Girl Dreams, 80 x 80 inch quilt by O.V. Brantley, 2011.

My personal Martin Luther King Day quilt is Colored Girl Dreams. Born in 1954, I grew up in the segregated south. I did not attend integrated schools until I was in the 7th grade. In spite of what some would call a disadvantaged beginning, I graduated from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and Vanderbilt Law School and had a rewarding and distinguished legal career.


Martin had a dream, and because of him, so did I. Each MLK DAY (and everyday) I spend some time in deep reflection and gratitude remembering that dreams (with hard work) do come true.


If you could see Colored Girl Dreams in person, you would see that it sparkles. Unfortunately, the sparkles do not show up in the picture. When I look at Colored Girl Dreams, I remember that being a colored girl is just a motivation to be the best. No whining, no crying. Dream it and go get it. Let’s go!


Thank you Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., my personal GOAT. Learn more from my Amazon MLK book list.



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