Monday, January 19, 2009

I Have a Dream

Today is Martin Luther King Day. Tomorrow, millions will flock to Washington DC to celebrate the inauguration of the nation's first African American President. You may or may not agree with Obama's politics but you cannot overlook the significance of his presidency.

With the backdrop of history in the making, I thought it might be interesting to post a video excerpt of Dr King's "I have a dream" speech. It was only a mere 45 years ago when he gave that speech.  Just a little more than 40 years ago, interracial marriage was illegal in Virginia.

Although racism still prevails in certain places, things are changing and perhaps tomorrow marks a new day.   There's much to be grateful for.

3 comments:

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

I remember that speech - and the day he was assassinated – and the day Kennedy was assassinated (I remember crying because I was 9 or 10 and just couldn’t understand how men could hate so much as to kill) – and then the day another Kennedy was assassinated…. You are so right; there is so very much to be grateful for!

Ted M. Gossard said...

Amen!

Every Square Inch said...

Kennedy's assassination is one of those "where were you when you heard..." moments. No doubt,a tragic and sad moment.