Wednesday, August 28, 2013

50 Years Ago...

...a man of great courage stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and spoke truth. Despite persecution, despite ridicule, despite the prevailing culture of our nation, he spoke prophetically... and then he made it personal, declaring a dream that we continue to try & reach.

I wasn't born - not quite. I turned 49 earlier this summer... so my memories of the March on Washington are most likely due to watching the PBS documentary series "Eyes on the Prize". But I resonate with Martin Luther King's dream - it is a profoundly biblical word to people of all colors that we must listen to again with open ears and fresh hearts.

You can read the entire text of the speech at National Archives website.