Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. And it’s rather fitting that this celebration of the civil rights leader comes just days before Barack Obama becomes the first black President of America.
This video shows the full ‘I Have A Dream’ speech which Martin Luther King gave of the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on August 28, 1963. Inspiring doesn’t even begin to describe it.
The main thrust of the speech was for a call to all Americans to be treated equally and without prejudice, no matter the color of their skin. Rather than the Black Power Movement which strived to separate and divide, the Civil Rights Movement argued the case for everyone to live together in peace.
Hopefully, with the election of Obama to be the first African-American President of the U.S.A., that struggle has now been won. I’m sure the separatists on both sides will continue to fight but with a black man in charge of the free world, surely now is the time to move on.