Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of the most inspiring speeches during the March on Washington.
“I say to you today, my friends, though, 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, 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 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 love this speech, which you can read in its entirety here. I love the better world that Dr. King envisions for his children, his children’s children — and for my child and your child/children. A world where our children are not burdened with the prejudices of their parents and grandparents. Wouldn’t that be wonderful to see?
That better world still seems so far away. There is still so much anger and hatred, so much fear and ignorance — so much that blocks us from realizing Dr. King’s dream.
A popular tweet today has people saying what they are doing to realize the dream. So I want to open it up to you guys — what are you doing to realize the dream to “let freedom ring” in America?