Thursday, July 23, 2015

MLK Jr.'s Dream speech, 150 years since Emancipation Proclamation

In 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his speech: I have a Dream
He said in that speech this below (and more):

"Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon of light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

"But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition."

Now it is 2015, over 50 years later, and we still see discrimination! 

Martin Luther King Jr. said:
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Can we do something new for justice every day, or every week, or every month?
Isn't equality long overdue?

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