Monday, January 19, 2009
More than forty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. electrified the nation when he delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. King’s prophetic utterances started the long overdue process of changing America’s idea of itself. His words would enter the American lexicon, galvanizing the civil rights movement, and becoming a touchstone for all that the country might someday achieve. Tomorrow, America will be one-step closer to King’s visionary goal of redeemed America.