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MLK; speech; humanitarian

5oth Anniversary of "I Have a Dream" Speech

Today is the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. I was only 4 months old when he delivered the speech, but it seems as if I can remember it crystal clear. Of course I realize it's really because of how often the speech has been played since that day. Dr. King's speech is one of the most memorable speeches in the world. This speech still has impact on us today. We are still waiting for the whole dream to materialize. Dr. King was a man filled with love for humanity and love for freedom and justice. He sacrificed his ALL for a cause which he believed in.

A few years ago, I was honored with an MLK Humanitarian award. I reveal this not to boast, but to share. The award was given to me by the oldest Black Baptist Church in my hometown. I will always cherish it because of what it stands for. I still find it amazing to be considered worthy of being connected to an individual as awe inspiring as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was one of the most humbling experiences of my life.

As you go about your day today, think about persons in your life that are promoting Dr. King's dream. Let them know that you appreciate their concern humanity. Let them know their love is showing. Let them know that they inspire you!

If you would like to revisit the "I Have a Dream" speech, click on the link below.

27 August 2013 (All day) to 30 August 2013 (All day)

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