“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.'”
Today marks the 50 year anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream…” speech.
His dream became our dream. It became a vision of the country we hoped to someday see, where people “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” and where black and white children will “walk together as sisters and brothers.”
Remember the context of that day. The march was a massive display of what was a common form of protest. And the civil-rights leaders and ordinary citizens who marched for racial justice in American cities risked injury, jail and even death.
Today’s we need to ask ourselves to what degree King’s dream has come true, how far along are we on that march. And clearly, we have come a long way. The racism of segregated restaurants, hotels and schools is gone, but we still have a long way to go.
What is you dream?