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You must have heard many inspirational speeches so far! Today, I am sharing one of the captivating speeches in the history of Human Race. Its I Have A Dream!
It was year 1963, the world was just recovering from the wounds of two back to back world wars. Even though there was no ruler-ship or Law enforcement but all people were not free. Humanity was still chained by the plague of Racism, culture & Color of their flesh. The world was stepping into evolution for the betterment of Mankind thanks to the Legends like MLK Jr. It was not the time of Social Media or Marketing campaign, still more than 2,50,000 arrived at venue without any notice or reminder. People were not forced to join or any invitation was sent to attend, still people gathered to witness the event. Its been said the speech was a defining moment of the civil rights movement in USA.
Martin Luther King Jr was American civil rights activist. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a legendary & historic public speech “I Have a Dream” during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was delivered as a final call for an end to racism in the USA, to issue civil & economic rights to Nigros & Slaves. He delivered the speech to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.,
Please invest your 6 minutes to refer to the greatest speech of History which was a building block for the freedom Negros & slaves.
Synopsis of the speech-
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
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 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.
Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
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 the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
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.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” — one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; “and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.”
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
And this will be the day — this will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning:
My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim’s pride, From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.
And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.
But not only that:
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!
Sources -Google Archieves, Wikipedia.
I ask you Do You have a Dream ? what is your Dream? What is Your Real Dream? Is it big enough that it unrest you? Great? If its that big then what are your doing? Are you moving forward or still Dreaming? What are you doing in direction of your Dreams?
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