Many of you, like me, have grown up seeing this speech by Martin Luther King Jr. I am guessing that the first time I saw this was somewhere in my mid to late elementary years of school. All I really knew was that I was thankful to this guy because I got a day off of school which turned my 2 day weekend into a 3 day weekend. I have grown up in a white middle class family for most of my life. Life has been pretty easy and to be honest the civil rights movement was a long time ago!!!
When I watch the below speech I now see through a whole different lens. When I read and hear these words
I have a dream that…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 get choked up! I pray this for my daughter…I pray this for our nation. I appreciate the peace, love, courage and passion that MLK spoke with almost 50 years ago. Thank you Martin Luther King for having a dream that reaches through history and personally touches our little family in a predominately white suburb of Portland.
PLEASE TAKE SOME TIME TO WATCH TO THIS SPEECH!