As many of you know, August 23, 1963 represents a turning point in American history.
The date and the event also proves, once and for all, the power of words and ideas. It proves that words and ideas are more powerful than guns and hate.
No one remembers the villains who caused this speech to be made. No one remembers the names of the racists sheriffs who turned on water cannons and let loose the dogs. No one remembers the names of the racists judges and the governors who turned a blind eye.
But everyone remembers the name Dr. Martin Luther King, and his words, spoken so eloquently and passionately fifty-four years ago today, on August 23, 1963 : I HAVE A DREAM:
"I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream – one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, "We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal." I have a dream..."
Dreams are sometimes interrupted by nightmares. But it is the dream that we remember. It is the dream that drives us and unites us and makes us a shining light for all the world. History remembers those who dream. Those who cause nightmares are destined for the ash pile of history. From Occupied America- DREAM.
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