The third Monday in January is annually set aside to honor Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., the most towering figure of our nation’s civil right’s movement. He delivered his most memorable, and arguably his most important speech, on August 28, 1963, standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., and referred to commonly today as his I Have A Dream speech.
That speech was a stirring call for true equality. After opening by noting the promise of our nation, that “all men are created equal,” near his conclusion, he said: “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.” That was a moral clarion call to build a colorblind society. It stuck a chord in a nation whose first and most famous statement of founding principals was that “all men are created equal.”
Treat yourself to a bit of history today: