I Have A Dream That Our Time For Change Has Come

As I watched the historical event of Barack Obama become President last night, the first thing that came to mind is Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech “I have a dream.”

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that my four 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.

Though I can only appreciate this speech from watching old films; I was just as moved last night, as I was the first time I watched Martin Luther King Jr. deliver this heartfelt speech.┬áIt brings me great hope, that as a nation, we have once again proved, we can live up to our ideals. That we can achieve the dream that Martin Luther King Jr. and so many others – who have fought so valiantly – envisioned that our country could be.

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