Sunday, January 18, 2009
Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.
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."
This is only a tiny part of Martin Luther King's great speech that was given in August of 1963. I was a little girl then and I remember that summer very well, I even remember the riots of those times. Just reading these words gives me goosebumps still. How terrible those times were, I remember my mom being afraid that there would be riots where we lived in NYC, and she worried we would get caught up in them somehow. I know there is still a long road ahead but I like to think that we have come very far in these past years. I wish our newly elect president Obama the best of luck and May God Bless him and his family. I hope that the Reverend ML King is looking down and smiling at our great nation.