Dallas Morning News Interviews Winner of 2018 Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition

12 January 2018 News

The Dallas Morning News interviewed Wesley Stoker, the winner of the 2018 Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition in Dallas, on the inspiration behind his first-place speech. 

Wesley, who in his speech says, “I may not look like Dr. King, but I believe like Dr. King,” cited his father as the motivation behind his words. 

According to the publication, “Wesley pointed out during his speech that he, like King, was a preacher’s son, and that his experiences in the church molded him.”

The publication writes that “Wesley, a student at Harry C. Withers Elementary, shared his dream of love, asking the audience to embrace differences, show compassion and share a childlike love for one another.”

To view a portion of Wesley’s speech, and to read the entirety of the article, click visit this page.