I Have A Dream Today - Martin Luther King Day

"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.

This is our hope. This is the faith with which I return to the South. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."


Jen said...

Great photo of him.

I told my kindergarten students, the best I could, about him. Many of them were so intrigued with how the world used to be. They couldn't fathom why black people were treated differently, or why someone would shoot MLK (yes, I shared that). Awesome role model - particularly standing up for yourself peacefully - for my students. For everyone.

Amazing man!

Beth Dunn said...

Happy MLK day

Annabel Manners said...

Lovely post and photo. Thank you!

bevy said...

My students can even wrap their minds around the fact that children could. Ot go to school together, much less play together. And I teach in what most liberal media still refer to (oh so subtly) the racist south.

Claire said...

Thanks for posting this!