** "I Have A Dream..."

Today is January 17, 2022. Many people have the day off. A long three-day weekend. Sleeping in on a Monday. Here is hoping that everyone remembers why they are not at work. A genius of a man who had the courage to take a stand and speak out about civil rights back in the 60s. The color of his skin was black and his desire for what is right led him through the bigotry and hate of those that chose to discriminate against "race, color, religion, or national origin" Only the bullet from a coward ended his life, but not his dream. We all shall never forget Martin Luther King Jr.

A North Dakota woman had her dream come true

Before Maggie Lowery landed in Grand Forks, she has spent time living in California for 30 years, before that she was one of the first black students at UND eventually earning two undergraduate degrees. One of her favorite moments came much earlier in her life when she marched with Martin Luther King Jr. in Alabama. There were meetings in small towns around the south, and she remembers watching him television quite a bit. Her memories of walking alongside the American Baptist minister are still clear - according to the grandforksherald.com “There was just something about him, It was like meeting the pope or something.” Lowery also recalled that back in the 60s “There was a lot of segregation, still,”

The date was August 28, 1963 - Lincoln memorial in Washington DC.

Here is a part of his famous speech that day -

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!

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today!  - americanrhetoric.com 


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