Thank You Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I just finished watching this video with all my kids as part of their school for the day.  Amazing.  Eloquent.  Clear.  Powerful.  Challenging.  Motivating.  Truly one of the great speeches of all time.  Click HERE and read the text version.  You can really see the imagery, the forceful repetition, and even the Scriptural references he so seamlessly wove in.

I must admit, his dream hasn’t yet been realized.  The sooner we as a nation realize that, the sooner we can fix it.  I am actually really excited about the inauguration of Barak Obama.  Sure I didn’t vote for him (and I still wouldn’t if given another chance) but what we’ll be witnessing tomorrow is a huge milestone, the likes of which Dr. King was dreaming about.  

Take some time today to consider the contributions of men and women like Dr. King, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Sojourner Truth, Booker T Washington, George Washington Carver, Jackie Robinson, Mary McLeod Bethune or W.E.B. DuBois.  This country – our country – is better because of them.  Thank you Dr. King for dreaming big dreams and believing that opportunities still exist for all people.

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  1. Dean and Mary January 20, 2009
  2. surebeatsworkin' January 19, 2009

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