Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Dream Is Dying

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1963

"But one hundred [ed.note: and fifty] years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still 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. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize an appalling condition."


(NB: Dr. King had the full text copyrighted, so I can’t use much more, but in truth, I really don’t have to.)