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Fifty Years Ago Today

I am told that when I was just a toddler my mother took me and we marched with Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

Today is the 50-year anniversary of his famous “I have a dream” speech, so it is appropriate to take stock of how much has changed for the better in the last 50 years, and yet how much more needs to be done.

Obama is giving a speech today to commemorate King, and he has already made one thing clear:

Let me just say for the record right now, it won’t be as good as the speech 50 years ago. I just want to get that out there early.

UPDATE: Nine interesting and heartwarming things about MLK’s speech and the ’63 March on Washington.


One Comment

  1. Dan wrote:

    While I would never want to take anything away from Dr. King and his work, I believe that there should be another statue on the National Mall right there with King. Asa Philip Randolph spent his entire adult life laying the foundation and creating the moment that immortalized Dr. King. Hmm, perhaps Bayard Rustin should have a statue also. Well, if not, at least our high school text books should have a chapter on two on them. Just sayin’

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