Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I Have a Dream


As many of you already know, today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others took a stand that day and I am grateful to them all every day.

 
 
 
I wasn't alive when the march happened, but I know for sure that I have definitely reaped the benefits of the work of Dr. King and so many countless others whose names we will never know. I have seen the 'I Have a Dream' speech many times as I'm sure many of you have and it never fails to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. It reaches deep and it continues to resonate in ripples through the generations.
 
I think that growing up on the outer edges of metro Atlanta was a blessing in my life. As I was growing up I was able to visit many sites that hold significance in Dr. King's life and it was so great to have that education right in my backyard. If you are ever in Atlanta, please visit the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. You will be able to visit the original Ebenezer Baptist Church, The King Center, and Dr. King's birthplace. I highly recommend having a visit, because it truly makes Dr. King's work come alive and with every visit I always come away with thoughts of how I can do more.
 
So as we commemorate the March on Washington today, I hope that we can all reflect on how much progress has been made and put action towards making this world a better place for all people. The work continues onward.
 


4 comments:

Mrs Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

I am so glad that many of us have remembered this iconic speech and man today. He changed the world then and his efforts continue to touch people today. Minerva x

Dori said...

Mrs Black,

Yes, we must never forget all that he did for us all. It's amazing to see how his ideology has affected so many people :) Thanks for visiting me!

A said...

What a great post Dori.

Dori said...

A,
Thank you :)