Thursday, August 28, 2008

The fierce urgency of now

As you probably know, this historic day, when Barack Obama will accept the nomination of the Democratic Party for the President of the United States, also marks the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. I highly recommend taking the time to watch it today, whether you've seen it before (like me, not since high school) or not.

And whatever your party affiliation, take a moment tonight to realize how far we've come as a nation. Be proud.

Then get up tomorrow and make the dream a reality. Because though our nation stands on the "warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice," there are still those who would slam the door.

Let freedom ring.

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I had the amazing experience of watching the speech live. Since then, I seen it, read it, taught it many times. I never cease to have chills up and down my spine.

We've come a long way. We need to go further until eveyone achieves the full equality Dr. King spoke of. I keep trying, but I'm getting old(er). You young 'uns will have to keep at it.


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