Commemorated today… in his speech…
“Keeping the dream alive“…
The 50th Anniversary of…
Martin Luther King Jr.‘s famous speech… “I have a dream“…
Having studied the legendary Martin Luther King’s speech at university… I was left speechless… with the speech that left an indelible impression on me…
I dream… with fascination…
I weep… with inspiration…
His life enhancing enlightened thoughts and profound vision… will forever be etched in the minds and hearts of humanity…
Martin Luther King’s… “I have a 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.
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
down together at a table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert
state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be
transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a
nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by
the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists,
with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of
interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama little
black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little
white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill
and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and
the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord
shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
This is our hope. This is the faith that I will go back to the South
with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of
despair a stone of hope.
With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of
our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we
will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together,
to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that
we will be free one day.
This will be the day, this will be the day when all of God’s children
will be able to sing with a new meaning: ‘My country, ’tis of thee,
sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land
of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.’ And
if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.
And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California.
But not only that.
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi, from every mountainside, let freedom ring!
And when this happens, when we allow freedom to 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!‘ “