Friday, August 29, 2008

The Dream

I was just 13-years-old when he delivered arguably the most famous and significant speech in the nation's history.

Yesterday marked the 45th anniversary of the poor people's march on Washington, the location of Dr. Martin Luther King's address.

Dr. King spoke often of the "beloved community." He knew what we experience and prove up every day here in inner city Dallas. We all need each other. We're all connected to one another. What adversely affects the one, hurts the rest. When one neighborhood struggles or fails, all other neighborhoods are damaged whether immediately felt or recognized or not.

His speech is a gift to us all.

Everyone should listen to this speech at least once a year.


Anonymous said...

In my opinion the greatest speech in modern time. I probably watch it on you tube once or twice a year and I still get goose bumps, and I am a conservative Republican.


Anonymous said...

Truly one of the best speeches of the 20th Century. Only Churchill's 2-3 best -made for very different purposes - offer any real competition.

Eric Livingston said...

Speaking of dreaming for a better future. Did you see Dallas ISD's convocation address?

makes me want to teach.

Anonymous said...

Magnificent indeed. I hope this link will work. I believe it to be very telling in the direction that Mr. King might have found appropriate.

Anonymous said...

we'll try again