gratitude-a-thon day 520: He had a dream

I’m endlessly fascinated by what makes one person unable to hold a job, and another able to hold the attention of a nation (I have no answers, just the question). Martin Luther King was was bigger than his body, a man who was able to create change, mold beliefs, and transform a country. His words are so important, we can call them up from memory, and do, routinely. His dream, a dream that seems to go in and out of focus, has become a historical touchpoint.

Mr. King, thank you for bringing us as far as you did. I wish you weren’t taken so soon, sadly, we still have miles to go.

 

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“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 the table of brotherhood.
‘I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of 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!”

 

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