Monday, January 17, 2005

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.
(Delivered on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963.)

I hope everyone enjoyed the day off, but remembered the message of a very great American.

2 comments:

mosie1944 said...

You know, I actually remember the day he made that speech, and watching it on the news that night in my little one-room apartment.  When I visited Washington, DC, this past summer and stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, all I could think about was that speech.

jcole16757 said...

It is an awesome speech!