“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.” Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963.
Although his life was cut short (January 15, 1929—April 4, 1968), Dr Martin Luther King‘s legacy in the Civil Rights Movement and his impassioned speeches live on. One memorable day, on August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King gave his “I Have A Dream” Speech as part of his Address at the March on Washington in Washington, D.C. Little did he know that his inspiring message will continue to resonate in the hearts and minds of people around the world. Dr King was a visionary, a man with great kismet, and his message in the Dream speech was a gift and a blessing to remind us all that we are one spirit… Today, I am grateful to honor his memory and legacy.
“I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we’ve struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We’ve made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.” President Barack Obama
This is also a special day because President Obama was sworn in for his 2nd term as the leader of this great nation. He is a product of the dream and my prayer is that we all find it in our hearts to encourage and support others to pursue their dreams regardless of isms and barriers. We can be a light in someone’s life; especially someone from another ethnicity, religion or culture. Let’s do our bit for our community, Dr King’s legacy and build faith in the dream.
“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 together at the table of brotherhood.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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!” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr Martin Luther King’s eloquence and great courage led a generation of oppressed people into a new dawn. We are all beneficiaries of his faith in the dream. May we continue to honor his legacy and spirit by honoring the best in each other. Stay Inspired, have a blessed week and thank you for stopping by!
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Positive Motivation Tip: We all have legacies to bequeath.. Let’s make sure it inspires and uplifts because we are committed to uplifting and inspiring others…
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