“I Have a Dream”

On Monday, we celebrated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. I’m still compelled by this man’s vision and sacrifice. The following excerpt comes from his speech on August 28th, 1963 in Washington D.C.

“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 slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four 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.”

If you’d like to read the whole text, click here.

If you’d like to read a recent BBC article about related issues in Hungary click here.