Jan 17, 2011

I Have A Dream...

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.  

August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr.


  1. I think that "I have a Dream" is beautiful ~ Ally x

  2. Beautiful speech. You might enjoy the way my friend, Absence of Alternatives wrote about the direct effects of Dr. King's speech on her little family.

  3. As a southerner, I saw the other side of Martin's position. I lived the 'white only' and 'colored only' days. They were always a puzzle to me because that was not in our family. My mama would always embarrass me by saying 'In our house there was no difference in the coloreds and the whites.' Of course I KNEW what mama was saying, I KNEW there was not a prejudiced bone in her body, but it sounded defensive when I heard it. I appreciate my Dad & Mom for understanding men like MLK jr. and teaching the family tolerance instead of prejudice.
    Good entry and reminder.

  4. If he made that speech today, Glenn Beck would call him a socialist. Or worse.

  5. Ken, thanks for honoring his dream.


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