Friday, August 27, 2010
That is the day the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place. It is estimated that 250,000 people attended. The march started at the Washington Monument and ended at the Lincoln Monument, where eighteen steps below Lincoln's statue Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his I have a dream speech.
That very powerful speech was instrumental in getting the Civil Rights act of 1964 passed, the Voting Rights act of 1965 passed, and ending (almost) the hideous injustice against fellow humans that took place here in amerika.
"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 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 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 a table of brotherhood.
August 28, 2010. The Monument steps that hosted great Americans like Dr. King and contralto Marian Anderson in 1939, will host the 21 century torch carriers of hate and prejudice Glen Beck, SP1.0, and other tea bagger elite, as they claim the Civil Rights Movement for themselves?
If Dr. King were alive today this is the banner he would fly from his house in your honor...No he was to nice to fly it from his house, but his neighbor Bobby Kennedy would fly it from his...