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Diva305  (Level: 153.5 - Posts: 1656)
Mon, 19th Jan '09 8:35 PM

1mks  (Level: 221.1 - Posts: 5930)
Mon, 19th Jan '09 8:51 PM

Thanks, Diva.

Alvandy  (Level: 242.0 - Posts: 7724)
Mon, 19th Jan '09 9:37 PM

The speech is worth listening and reflecting upon at least .... once a year!

thank you for sharing.

Tuzilla  (Level: 146.5 - Posts: 3847)
Mon, 19th Jan '09 10:32 PM

Most people think this wonderful speech was a one time affair. The truth is that it was a speech which he developed and delivered over time. The first time he gave people a taste of the speech was along side Walter Reuther at a march in Detroit, Michigan in June, two months before the famous Lincoln Memorial event. Detroit and the rest of us could use a taste of Martin and Walter, again.

Diva305  (Level: 153.5 - Posts: 1656)
Mon, 19th Jan '09 11:30 PM

It is especially poignant on the threshold of the historical inauguration.

Just thought I'd post it on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Mplaw51  (Level: 185.5 - Posts: 1580)
Mon, 19th Jan '09 11:34 PM

Thanks, Diva, for me the speech is about a mission not just the man who delivered it. We're starting to see the fruits of that labor now. It's truly an awesome thing to me.

Godwit  (Level: 81.8 - Posts: 435)
Tue, 20th Jan '09 2:21 AM

I agree, it was a civil rights "movement" not the dream of one man. There were many others involved before, and after. But when a person comes along who embodies what others dream of, who is willing and able to be courageous, and articulate, and take the heat, and devote his or her life to that movement...never mind give his or her life...they earn and deserve to be seen as the symbol of that movement. Or certainly one of them. They remind us what we're capable of.

pretty exciting, the inaug!

Pennwoman  (Level: 163.1 - Posts: 2475)
Tue, 20th Jan '09 8:35 AM

It is an exciting day! I have a good friend who remembers not being allowed to drink from a water fountain because it was for whites only. My father tried to open a business with a friend who was black, in Columbus Georgia in the early 60's but was harassed out of it. This is a long time coming. Change can happen, I remember when a personal hero of mine, Eileen Collins, was the first woman to captain a space shuttle -- I was so excited when the press reported simply that Captain Eileen Collins of the Space shuttle ..... no focus on her sex, just that she was Captain. I am really looking forward to the time when we will say "J. Doe" elected President without having to reference color or sex at all. Just a person, like all of us.
God Bless our Presidents, past, present and future. God Bless America. God Bless us all!

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