Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Dream lives on for MLK

State of Mind When Written: Just appreciating the milestones since the deliverance of the "I have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.

Thank You Dr. King

Yesterday, America and the World Celebrated your birthday as a National Holiday.
Something we couldn’t fathom less than 50yrs ago. But because you believed and dreamed bigger than most could permit themselves to, the rest of us are benefiting.

Your dream has lived on and continues to do so.
Today, that dream speech has become one the most talked about speeches in world.
But what good would that popularity be if it had no actual impact?
I dare say, the impact today is starting to match the magnitude of the dream.
Although we have still a long way to go, we have made milestones.
I’m sure you would be proud today.

Your fight in daring us to dream along with you has not gone in vain Dr. King.
Our promise to uphold the pledge you requested during your speech lives on.
We will not forget to stop halfway because we will only be satisfied when Blacks will no longer be victims of the unspeakable horrors of injustice in this society and around the world. We will continue to fight “…until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream”.

That was our pledge then, and it is still our pledge today and will be ours tomorrow.
Until justice and equality declares a surplus, the dream will live on.

Oh Dr. King, Thank You!

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