I (still) have a dream

Martin Luther King Jr. during the Great March on Washington

On August 28,1963 (that’s 47 years ago) Martin Luther King Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech during the Washington D.C. political rally for African American economic and civil rights.

Some people never die. Some speeches are so iconic that they will forever be imprinted in our minds.

I wonder if in my lifetime, I will attend such a historic rally and witness such a historic speech.

And you know…it’s possible as long as people dare to make a difference, speak out, and dare to ”dream’.

Here are some parts of the “I Have a Dream” speech:

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners 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.

When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!

6 thoughts on “I (still) have a dream

    • BeirutBoy August 29, 2010 / 4:57 pm

      Doesn’t bother me that their event coincided with the 1963 march.

      King’s legacy could NEVER be hijacked.

      • Ekios August 29, 2010 / 5:28 pm

        Lets hope you’r right my dear BB 🙂

  1. yasmine August 30, 2010 / 10:13 am

    My friend and I always rephrase his speech:
    I have a dream that all children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by who they love but by how they love.

    • Ekios August 30, 2010 / 10:33 am

      Yep … I would like to see a world where people are judge on “how they love” …

      Could be full of surprises 🙂

    • BeirutBoy August 30, 2010 / 8:54 pm

      That’s very beautiful Yasmine 🙂
      That’s one of my dreams too.

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