Today stands as not just a holiday, but as the embodiment of a dream. The dream for us all as a people – Black, White, Yellow, Brown, etc. – to fight in the name of, as Martin Luther King Jr, said “the "unalienable Rights" of "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."” in his famous “I HAVE A DREAM” speech on that historic day, August 28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial(Washington, D.C.).
Today is a day to not only remember his life and the spirit of his words, but to also take a step forward in the name of his dream – both for you and all those around you, who may not have the strength to fight for themselves and their dreams. I have always kept an MLK Jr. quote close to my heart since I learned it in fourth grade and used it as a driving force and validation of my actions when told to "sit down and shut up" – “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter". It is with those words that I leave you, here on this day to not only remember, but to progress.
Below is the famous and poignant “I have a dream” speech in its entirety with a link below that to the full transcript.
P.S. Martin Luther Kings actual birthday is January 15.
~pushing the dream forward~
Jay Smooth from http://www.illdoctrine.com/, as always, has blessed us with a ingenious new Vlog post in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. that so well illustrates the force of timeless truth embodied in MLK’s words and the reason they still resonate to this day with what Jay has entitled “Ten OTHER Things MLK Said”.