I have a dream

Reminiscing today, going through old stuff. I saw something there that just jolted me back to primary school. Nothing you would expect. It actually was some project I did on Martin Luther King. On his speech on Civil Rights actually, affectionately termed, "I have a dream" for its main theme.

I liked this man. He was some black dude who just stood up and said, "Gimme the mike, I wanna say my piece, I wanna protect my people". If you have the patience, the clip is 17 mins long. If not, click HERE for the Wiki entry on him and HERE to see how he has been remembered by the people of America. This is the full unedited version of the speech:


I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, 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."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners 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 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 have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day the state of Alabama, whose governor's lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together 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.

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