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I have a dream…

Birch Bay WA

…And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American 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 slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

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.

I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” — one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today!

~MLK

 

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22 responses

  1. Those are beautiful words. :)

    20-January-2008 at 9:04 pm

  2. Happy Martin Luther King Day!
    Dreams are so important.They give you something to work towards.
    Purrs Mickey

    20-January-2008 at 9:09 pm

  3. Very very beautiful~!
    Also like the photo that you bring us the vision!

    20-January-2008 at 9:11 pm

  4. Happy MLK Jr. Day!

    20-January-2008 at 9:12 pm

  5. That is a beautiful post for Martin Luther King day. Thank you so much for posting it.

    20-January-2008 at 11:50 pm

  6. I would enlarge this dream for the whole world !

    21-January-2008 at 12:25 am

  7. That was a wonderful MLK tribute!

    21-January-2008 at 3:04 am

  8. I would like to see this dream come true!

    I tagged you. Come to my blog to find out more!

    21-January-2008 at 3:58 am

  9. What a wonderful tribute for Martin Luther King!

    21-January-2008 at 4:50 am

  10. WONDERFUL POST! Thank you

    21-January-2008 at 8:47 am

  11. Thank you for reminding us of those inspiring words.

    21-January-2008 at 8:51 am

  12. Thanks for remembering what this day is all about!

    21-January-2008 at 9:40 am

  13. That is one of Mom’s favorite speeches. Whenever she teaches it, she shows the video to her students and ends up crying at the end of it each and every time.

    I too have a dream: one day us kitties will rule the world. Heck, we can’t do any worse than the current rulers. :)

    21-January-2008 at 9:51 am

  14. Lovely and always moving!

    21-January-2008 at 10:59 am

  15. What a beautiful post. Thank you!

    21-January-2008 at 12:50 pm

  16. That is a lovely post for MLK Day. Our dream is that those words could apply throughout the world.

    21-January-2008 at 2:03 pm

  17. Annby

    Thank you for your posting, DKM. I’m familiar with Dr. King’s words, but it was nice to read them on the holiday celebrating his birthday. We’ve gone a long way towards making his dream come true yet still have a long way to go. Thanks again.

    21-January-2008 at 4:29 pm

  18. Happy MLK day! Beautiful picture and a wonderful tribute with his words.

    21-January-2008 at 6:12 pm

  19. That is a beautiful speech! Happy Martin Luther King Day!
    Your FL furiends,

    21-January-2008 at 7:15 pm

  20. Amen, yesterday, today, and always.

    Skittles

    21-January-2008 at 8:28 pm

  21. Thank you fow that bootiful post!!
    we should nevew fowget!
    smoochie kisses
    Asta

    21-January-2008 at 10:02 pm

  22. It is so nice to see someone post this! It seems to just be glossed over and the kids don’t even know why they are out of school.

    22-January-2008 at 7:31 am

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