I Have A Dream---50 Years Ago Today

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I am listening right now to the Dr. Martin Luther King speech made 50 Years Ago Today in Washington D.C.

It still has the power to amaze, to move. His delivery, his cadence, is nothing short of spectacular.

For your edification:

Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963 - YouTube
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AnneBoleyn;1434753 wrote: I am listening right now to the Dr. Martin Luther King speech made 50 Years Ago Today in Washington D.C.

It still has the power to amaze, to move. His delivery, his cadence, is nothing short of spectacular.

For your edification:

Martin Luther King - I Have A Dream Speech - August 28, 1963 - YouTube


I remember listening to it the first time round - awe inspiring
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I think of all the world's activists, I am always filled with such sadness at his death. Not forgetting Malcolm X also.

Sadness because I believe he had so much to give the world, so much unfullfilled and so much promise lost.

I admire his bravery In the face of adversity and believe that we lost humanity also at his passing.

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I agree, Anne.

Here is a link to other speeches made in history:

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Here is a sample of one of them:

AIN'T I A WOMAN?

by Sojourner Truth



Delivered 1851 at the Women's Convention in Akron, Ohio

Well, children, where there is so much racket there must be something out of kilter. I think that 'twixt the negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon. But what's all this here talking about?

That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain't I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain't I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain't I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother's grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain't I a woman?

Then they talk about this thing in the head; what's this they call it? [member of audience whispers, intellect] That's it, honey. What's that got to do with women's rights or negroes' rights? If my cup won't hold but a pint, and yours holds a quart, wouldn't you be mean not to let me have my little half measure full?

Then that little man in black there, he says women can't have as much rights as men, 'cause Christ wasn't a woman! Where did your Christ come from? Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back , and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.

Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old Sojourner ain't got nothing more to say.
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What strikes me in re-listening is that prior to the 'I Have A Dream' part, 10 minutes have passed. After 'The Dream' about 3-4 minutes more, yet most of us only remember the Dream. As well we should, as it is so moving, so eloquent.

The first approximately 10 minutes are downright revolutionary............"there will be no rest, no tranquility....until" "we will not be lulled back or tranquilized" after this day, Until..........

I'm paraphrasing, but I think I got it right. Dr. King also proclaimed non-violence to meet the force of intense real physical violence. He proclaimed that at times we must face arrest--a temporary loss of freedom to gain enduring freedom.

What a guy.
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I love that song oscar.
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I was 16 and that was the soundtrack of my teens.

It's worth wondering how far along that journey the world has come.

I had a dream..............

I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth
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Just an aside, really: on Today's posts, this thread was listed as replies: 5/ Views: 0!!!!!!
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I like to believe, he would have brought about changes to civil liberties far sooner had he of lived. I like to believe he would have been a world statesman, greater than Mandela even. I like to believe he would have been the President of The United States.
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AnneBoleyn;1434768 wrote: Just an aside, really: on Today's posts, this thread was listed as replies: 5/ Views: 0!!!!!!


Annie Annie Annie.............shuddup!!!
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Bruv, his last speech, right? I can't forget April 4th, my son's BD (years later). Eerie "I've been to the Mountaintop; Longevity has it's place". Prophetic. He may not reach the Promised Land, but he sure prepared the way.
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Oh no, Oscar, he never could have been President. For many folks, we're not even ready Now!
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Lovely, AFTR, thanks. Her name is as beautiful as her words.
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AnneBoleyn;1434768 wrote: Just an aside, really: on Today's posts, this thread was listed as replies: 5/ Views: 0!!!!!!


So everyone who openned the post had something to say about it - that must be a winner.
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oscar;1434769 wrote: I like to believe, he would have brought about changes to civil liberties far sooner had he of lived. I like to believe he would have been a world statesman, greater than Mandela even. I like to believe he would have been the President of The United States.


A little too early for that maybe but he would certainly have paved the way.
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Bryn Mawr;1434778 wrote: So everyone who openned the post had something to say about it - that must be a winner.


Doesn't it mean that No One looked at it, yet 5 replied without opening it?
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AnneBoleyn;1434780 wrote: Doesn't it mean that No One looked at it, yet 5 replied without opening it?


No, opposite way round.

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