50 years since that speech

2013, August

wednesday august 28th, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of a speech that was both incredible and all-changing by one martin luther king jnr.

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thinking about this today i have felt an overwhelming feeling of one person can make a difference. a big difference.

i am thankful to be raised in a home where my differences were never to be seen as a hindrance. i am thankful for the men and women before me who fought tooth and nail, so that i can be where i am today…

But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice: in the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.

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 a table of brotherhood.

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.

read the rest of these phenomenal words here.

when you have something worth fighting for, whether it be freedom, love or peace. never give up. goodness will always overcome the atrocious, the awful and the corrupt.

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m.

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