Thanks For Dreaming Mr. King
Jan 16 2012


Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr. had a big dream.  He had more courage and vision in his pinky than most of us have in our whole bodies.  Here is an except from his speech “I Have A Dream.” (Go listen to the recording of his speech at this link).

Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.

And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, 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 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 color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today!

Thank you for dreaming Mr. King.  You helped changed the world with your courage and the risks you took to make life better for all of our children.  Today I will remind the kids what dreaming big can mean.


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2 Comments on “Thanks For Dreaming Mr. King”

  1. 1 Jordan said at 5:38 PM on January 24th, 2012:

    His vision and creativity was and still is impeccable. I love what he brought! So much enthusiasm, charisma, and love.

  2. 2 Aruni said at 10:26 PM on February 1st, 2012:

    Hi Jordan – so true. If only more people had such bravery, understanding, and love to spread to the world!