We’ve come really far, but we still have a long way to go.
It’s fifty years this week since Martin Luther King made his “I have a dream” speech. What’s really changed in that time? What do the contrasting stories of Barack Obama and Trayvon Martin tell us about the experience of being black in 2013? I’d like to hear your thoughts.
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…
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