Judy Viitanen - PR and Event Management Consultant

Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi’

“I Have A Dream’ …..

In Celebrations, Communications, Inspirational Quotes, Politics, Social Issues, Speakers, USA on January 17, 2011 at 11:32 am


“So even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed . . . that all men are created equal. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state 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. And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.”

I have posted this today  in honour of the US holiday commemorating Martin Luther King’s birthday … his words still hold a stunning power and grace more than 40 years after his death in Memphis on April 4, 1968.