Monday, January 19, 2009

Watching The Dream on A Monday Morning in Bloggingham

"I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.
It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

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."
Tomorrow, a portion of his dream will come true.

Copyright © 2008 Mimi Lenox. All Rights Reserved.


Pagan Sphinx said...

Hi, Mimi

Great post dedicated to the dream of a great man.

Yours in peace,

Sarge Charlie said...

Hi Miss Queen

As a child of the 40’s and 50’s in the mountains of North Georgia, I have been on both sides of the race issue. I attended an all white school, there were black/white drinking fountains and bathrooms. I never knew a black person until I went into the Army in 1960. I got to tell you it was a shock for this redneck boy to find himself sleeping, eating, and bathing with black folks. The strange part is that after just a few days I learned that they were people, just like me.

MLK and lots of other folks worked to call attention to the injustice that faced the black people. He had a dream, and yes a part of that dream will come true tomorrow but when I see what has happened to the black family in America, I think MLK would not be happy if he were here today.

Julia Scissor said...

Dreams and those who dare to dream them...

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

A fitting tribute...

bobbie said...

a beautiful post, Mimi. And today - Tuesday, Jan.20th - The Dream is realized.


Ronda's Rants said...

A beautiful post that has made me cry...I just can't express how happy I am! Thank you for this post!

maryt/theteach said...

Ah, YES! Mimi, it is a day that we've been waiting for for a long time! May he bring is peace and hope! BTW yes, it's a pencil holder made by my husband's mother in ceramics class years and years ago! :) Thanks for the complimentary comment at Ruby Tuesday. :)

Mimi Lenox said...

Pagan - Wonder what he would say today...He must be rejoicing.

Mimi Lenox said...

Sarge - I grew up in the south as well. I am not sure what you meant by the black family comment though - not totally.
Have a great day, Sarge.

Mimi Lenox said...

Sarge - I grew up in the south as well. I am not sure what you meant by the black family comment though - not totally.
Have a great day, Sarge.

Mimi Lenox said...

Julia - Hi! How are you?! It's been forever. I hope you are well.

Mimi Lenox said...

Bud - Thank you. He was an incredible human being.

Bobbie - Surely it is.

Mimi Lenox said...

Ronda - So am I. I've been crying for 2 days!

Mary - I KNEW it was a pencil holder. Ha! How wonderful to have something made by her.
And yes, it has been an amazing week.

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