“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.