We Have a Dream! – Happy the 90th Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Martin Luther King Jr.

(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement in USA from 1954 until his death in 1968.

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MLK gave his most famous speech, “I Have a Dream”, before the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963 during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

“I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

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.”


 

Today, We Have a Dream too…

We have a dream that one day, in South Sudan and all of Africa, people can live in peace, no more killing and hatred, no more wars and famines; one day all brothers and sisters from 64 ethnic communities of South Sudan can be able to unite as one and working together to build our homeland greater and greater. 

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