Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.--"I Have a Dream"
It was 1963 when Dr. King gave his "I have a dream speech" and in which he said: "I have a dream that my four little 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". Sometimes I wonder about how far we've come since 1963 and about how far we still have to go. Are we still judging each other based on the color of our skin, or by what's on the inside--our character? It's a question worth asking, a quote worth quoting, and a dream worth making more of reality today. Racism still exits in all directions--I've actually felt racism against me because I'm white. Listening to the audio of Dr. King giving the speech while I read along in the text gives me chills. It's powerful. And it's a speech that needs to be remembered over and over again in America by all Americans.
PS: American Rhetoric ranks it as the #1 speech of all time, and that is a great website to read or listen to almost any worthwhile American speech.