50 years ago today, "I have a dream..."

Watch and listen to Dr. Martin Luther King's speech at the March on Washington in 1963.
Sandusky Register Staff
Aug 28, 2013

 

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"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."

Comments

Good 2 B Me

We still have a long way to go. Too many still use the "N" word and are very open about discrimiation, be it of race, sexual preference, religion or appearance or anything else. Seems like too many people only see the world as black and white. There are so many more levels to people than just one way or the other. Time to wake up and fix the future for our children and grandchildren.

sandtown born a...

Start with teaching equality to all even racists of color. Far too many people teaching hate on every side black or white

ladydye_5

Too many of the Music community in the Hip Hop/Rap genre use the "N" word and it is acceptable. They use it like it is the air they need to survive. They make money off it. Millions of people, kids, adults, and others of the same race BUY IT AND SUPPORT IT.

Good 2 B Me

Sad but true. I cannot think of another word in the English language that can start a riot simply by saying it. It is a word that needs to be removed, not glorified!

The Big Dog's back

So that's it dye? Get the rappers to quit saying the "N" word and all will be better? You need to come up for air once in awhile.

ladydye_5

No that does not make it all better. But why is it ok for them but if anyone else says it you call them racist? IF it is SO offensive why do they all walk around saying it, making money off it? If they are so offended why would they want that tainted money? I mean they made money off of the sweat, blood, tears of their ancestors.

sandtown born a...

Most of the ones using the word only care about the money and if truth be known are probably racist themselves

deertracker

I disagree! The rappers make money off of it and refuse to let other dictate the meaning of the word to them. Truth be known, we are all racist to some degree.

registerer

Agreed!

The Big Dog's back

dye, are you itching to call someone that? Why else would it bother you? Worry about the ones who use it in a derogatory manner.

santown419

I asked before why is it so important for you to say the 'n' word other than to cause trouble.

From the Grave

You'll be happy to know, MLK, that so many more of us are now treated equally like sh t in this country...

santown419

U couldn't agree more. It wasn't to long ago when my son was told by a kid he was best friends with at kiddie kollege he can't play with him because he was brown. It forced us to have a talk with a 7 yr old about race something I wasn't ready to do. The one thing I do love about the kids now most don't give a damn about race

Good 2 B Me

Exactly! We are all born different, no matter what background we have. The only time it matters is when people start teaching the kids that it is alright to take issues with others because of being different.

deertracker

The fact that you did not feel ready says it all. Ignoring something does not make it go way. Racism is a learned behavior. You can be the best person on the planet but you still are the color you are.

santown419

I wasn't ignoring it. I just felt at that age he wasn't ready and to have someone he was suppose to be friends with his mom works with my wife they also are good friends. She was so hurt to hear her son say that. And I could see how hurt my son was. That is why I'm tired and catch myself getting into these dumba&& race arguments. You got these grown a&& cowards who use race as a joke.

Fromthe419

We need to remember we are part of the HUMAN race first and foremost, skin color or religious affiliation should not matter as well. We have to get to a point where the phrase "United we stand, divided we fall." Unless we do, we will fail as a Nation.

Good 2 B Me

Yes! Time to move forward into the 21st Century instead of holding onto the past. We can overcome hate.

The Big Dog's back

The biggest obstacle is getting the haters (right wingers) to realize they are haters.

grandmasgirl

Give it a rest!! When I was growing up in the 50's, it didn't matter to us what color a person was. As I grow older, I find that if you leave race out of it, most people are willing to accept a person. I have some great friends, black, white, and hispanic. When we get together we don't talk race. We talk about things of interest to each of us, and race doesn't mean a thing.

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thinkagain

Hateful radical leftist trolls like The Big Dog’s back end, do not want dialog, nor do they give two hoots what you think — they only want to argue for the sake of arguing. Don’t give them the satisfaction.

The Big Dog's back

If everything was hunky dorey back then, why was MLK marching for civil rights neverthinks?

deertracker

If you grew up in the 50's you had to be exposed to racism.

The Big Dog's back

grandma'sgirl, wake up, you were dreaming.

grandmasgirl

No I wasn't! And as long as people still have your "you owe us" attitude, nothing will ever change. It will only make racism worse. Times have changed, but people like you keep racism alive.

Good 2 B Me

In the 50's there were "White Only" bathrooms, water fountains, etc. Blacks sat at the back of the bus or not at all. There is no way that you were not exposed to it. We have come a long way from then, but still have a long way to go!

The Big Dog's back

gg, the 1st step to becoming a recovering racist is to admit you are one.

I

So, Dog, when did you stop being a racist?

santown419

So l when did you stop being a racist or have you?

sandtown born a...

Black white green or purple it all starts at home. don't complain about racism and then show your children the same racist attitude your complaining about. It's a start

shepherd_of_fire

I agree Sandtown! I believe your not born a racist, it is taught. And racism goes in every direction too! Black, white, Asian, Mexican, ect.

coasterfan

I read the transcript of Obama's speech at Lincoln Memorial. One of the most uplifting speeches I've heard in my 56 years. An excellent effort to bring our country together, and a challenge to everyone paddling in the opposite direction.

goofus

His administration and agenda have this racist paddling like heck in the opposite direction. I wasn't born a racist but sixty years of observation has made me one.

santown419

So sixty years old and you use the name goofy. Observation didn't do it you are just stupid

goofus
goofus

Not only am I a racist, but Uncle Jessie says I'm a terrorist!!!!
http://downtrend.com/jrc410/jess...

santown419

No he didn't why are you such a lier. If you go to YouTube he is talking about the Aurora shooting and the people who talks about going to war against the government speaks of confederate. And then goes on to speak on chicago. Grow up