Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.
Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.
Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God’s children. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.
Excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech.
Today is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Dr. King’s speech was a pivotal moment for the Civil Rights Movement, and has influenced generations long after that historical moment on the National Mall. To watch videos and view photographs from that day and to hear his strong voice declare the dream he had for this country truly sends chills down one’s spine. Dr. King was a masterful speaker, and that speech solidified his importance to not only civil rights, but being considered a leader throughout the world because his message was universal to all.