Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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  • Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee donates Dr. King’s flag to area Houston schools The Milwaukee Bucks players donate 217 MLK flags to the Milwaukee Public School District, King Day 2009
  • 2009 Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights Game youth parade. Young ROTC Cadet from Picayune, Mississippi
  • 2009 Major League Baseball Civil Rights Game annual March Picayune Mississippi Jr. ROTC, 2010 King Day Parade
  • Fannie Lou Hamer luncheon, hosted by the National Conference of Black Mayors. Key note speakers Benjamin Jealous, Dr. Dorothy Height, Reverend Billy Kyles, Reverend Al Sharpton and Reverend Jesse Jackson Dwayne Ross speaks at the Fannie Lou Hamer luncheon.
  • Dwayne, Maria, Sydney, and Jonathan Ross
  • The King Center, Atlanta, GA Lorraine Motel (National Civil Rights Museum)
  • At SGT Craig Davis’ memorial service Charles Ross presents his mother with Dr. King’s flag thanking her son for giving his life for service to our Country. 2010 Cinco De Mayo “Black and Brown” unity festival in Watts, CA The Founders are dedicated to educating a new generation about Dr. King’s timeless values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility, and service. RFD was launched from a simple desire to have a visual symbol to display on our homes and in our schools that honors Dr. King. This educational flag fills a void, before this licensed flag their was no commonly recognizable visual tool that could be displayed on our homes or in our schools honoring Dr. King’ for his birthday or Black History Month. Americans have commonly recognizable visual tools for all major holidays, yet before now there has been no commonly recognizable visual tool available for King Day or Black History Month.
  • Cayolyn Johnson, Editor, DiversityINC. Magazine poses with Dr. King’s flag
  • Birmingham Civil Rights Museum Gift Store
  • Donzaleigh Abernathy (Reverend Abernathy’s youngest daughter) unveiling Dr. King’s flag.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    1. 1. King Day 2011 <ul><li>Unveiling </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King, Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>Educational Banners </li></ul><ul><li>To Schools Across America! </li></ul>
    2. 2. Unveiling Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Banners To Schools Across America! <ul><li>RFD is committed to educating a new generation about Dr. King’s legacy. We encourage children to commit to live their life reflecting Dr. King’s timeless values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility and service. </li></ul><ul><li>RFD is a small company and can not afford to continue to donate flags throughout the country, we need to find sponsors, who share our commitment to keeping Dr. King’s dream alive. </li></ul><ul><li>These sponsors will donate Dr. King’s flags to school districts throughout our country. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why is it important to have Dr. King’s flag in our schools? <ul><li>Dr. King’s flag is a visual aid. Research in both educational theory and cognitive psychology tell us that visual learning is among the very best methods for teaching students of all ages how to think and learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Displaying Dr. King’s flag in our schools allows our children to honor his memory and promote his legacy. This visual aid will open up dialogue and raise awareness about Dr. King’s legacy. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Sponsorship <ul><li>RFD needs sponsors to donate Dr. King’s flag to school districts across America! </li></ul>Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee donates Dr. King’s flag to area Houston schools. The Milwaukee Bucks players donate 217 MLK flags to the Milwaukee Public School District King Day 2009
    5. 5. Why Partner With Ross Flags? <ul><li>Dr. King’s flag provides a commonly recognizable visual tool that can be used to educate a new generation about Dr. King. By displaying Dr. King’s educational flag at our schools our children being to visually recognize Dr. King, we raise awareness about his legacy and stimulate dialogue. Conversation and visual recognition is imperative in keeping Dr. King’s dream alive in a new generation. </li></ul><ul><li>January 17, 2011, marks the 25 th Anniversary of the signing of the National Holiday honoring Dr. King. </li></ul>2009 Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights Game Youth Parade Young ROTC Cadet from Picayune, MS
    6. 6. Benefits of Partnership <ul><li>Bring awareness to the 25 th Anniversary Celebration of the King Holiday. </li></ul><ul><li>Our school districts budgets are tight, so it purchasing is limited. School districts want Dr. King’s educational banner, but they can not afford to purchase them for each school. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage a new generation to commit to acts of service in their communities. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance awareness and education about Dr. King’s life and legacy throughout our nation. We will emphasize in our schools Dr. King’s teachings and his commitment to non-violent social justice. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. King’s flag is a visual aid. Research in both educational theory and cognitive psychology tells us that visual learning is among the very best methods for teaching students of all ages how to think and how to learn. Displaying Dr. King’s flag in our schools allows our children to honor his memory and promote his legacy. This visual aid will open up dialogue and raise awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>Proceeds from the sale of each flag benefit the mission of The King Center (this is a licensed product). </li></ul>
    7. 7. Ross Flags and Design Mission Statement <ul><li>Our educational banner/flag honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was designed to promote awareness in the form of a visual aid for the world’s eyes to see. Our hope is by displaying our educational flag it will help raise awareness, open up dialogue, and promote the legacy and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We see the flag as a visual aid or tool in promoting peace during marches, parades, and civil rights rallies. </li></ul><ul><li>We hope every home, school, and business will proudly display this flag during the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and during Black History Month. </li></ul>Fannie Lou Hamer luncheon hosted by the National Conference of Black Mayors Pictured: Benjamin Jealous, Dr. Dorothy Height, Reverend Billy Kyles, Reverend Al Sharpton, and Reverend Jesse Jackson Dwayne Ross
    8. 8. “ The Day Hate Came Knocking” <ul><li>On Juneteenth 2000, Dwayne and Maria Ross awoke to a seven foot cross burning a couple of feet from their son’s bedroom window. </li></ul><ul><li>After being victims of a Hate Crime their lives would never be the same. </li></ul><ul><li>Two days after finding the burning cross, the NAACP, NUL, ADL, and multi-faith ministers held a prayer vigil, reinforcing Dr. King’s teachings in their hearts. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of being bitter, they decided that a life seeded in hatred is a life wasted. </li></ul><ul><li>They decided to work towards being licensed to create the first Commemorative flag paying tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>The flag was designed to inspire a new generation to commit their lives to service in their community and to educate them about Dr. King’s timeless values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility, and service. </li></ul>Dwayne, Maria, Sydney, and Jonathon Ross
    9. 9. Exclusively at Ross Flags <ul><li>Ross Flags is the only company licensed for the creation of the first ever Commemorative Martin Luther King, Jr. flag. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the only flag that has ever flown daily at The King Center in Atlanta. </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. King’s flag is displayed at the Lorraine Motel. </li></ul>The King Center Atlanta, GA Lorraine Motel (National Civil Rights Museum)
    10. 10. Facts About Ross Flags 2010 Cinco de Mayo “Black & Brown” Unity Festival in Watts, CA
    11. 11. Featured in print and online <ul><li>Jet Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Black Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Essence.com </li></ul><ul><li>NAACP.com </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse in Education </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>NBA.com </li></ul><ul><li>MLB.com </li></ul>Carolyn Johnson, Editor, DiversityInc. Magazine poses with Dr. King’s Flag
    12. 12. Our Partners and Dealers <ul><li>The King Center </li></ul><ul><li>The Lorraine Motel (National Civil Rights Museum </li></ul><ul><li>DuSable Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Omega Psi Phi </li></ul><ul><li>African American Museum of Dallas and Philadelphia </li></ul><ul><li>Great Blacks in Wax Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham Civil Rights Institution </li></ul><ul><li>Rosa Parks Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Dexter Parsonage </li></ul><ul><li>Howard University </li></ul><ul><li>Morehouse College </li></ul><ul><li>Florida A&M </li></ul><ul><li>The Museum of Tolerance </li></ul><ul><li>National Underground Freedom Center </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site </li></ul><ul><li>Reginald Lewis Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Charles H. Wright Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Alexandria Black History Museum </li></ul><ul><li>Gettysburg Flags </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity Store </li></ul><ul><li>Online Stores </li></ul>Birmingham Civil Rights Museum Gift Store
    13. 13. The New Definition of Greatness Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. <ul><li>“ If you want to be important – wonderful. If you want to be recognized – wonderful. If you want to be great--wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. ( Amen ) That's a new definition of greatness. </li></ul><ul><li>And this morning, the thing that I like about it: by giving that definition of greatness, it means that everybody can be great, ( Everybody ) because everybody can serve. ( Amen ) You don't have to have a college degree to serve. ( All right ) You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. ( Amen ) You only need a heart full of grace, ( Yes, sir, Amen ) a soul generated by love. ( Yes ) And you can be that servant.” </li></ul>“ Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” Donzaleigh Abernathy unveiling Dr. King’s Flag
    14. 14. Thank You, from the Ross Family! <ul><li>Dwayne, Maria, Sydney, and Johnathon Ross </li></ul>With this flag we may:  REMEMBER the struggles.  REJOICE in opportunities Let it fly IN YOU.

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