We’ve had some very low moments during recent years. And now the highs. The present buried the past, and the US elected its first African-American president, proving once again that America is truly the land of opportunity. This moment calls to mind the poignant quote that I heard this week. ‘Rosa sat so Martin could walk, so Obama could run, so our children can fly.’ Now watch them go. A beautiful moment.
Below, we present MLK’s full “I Have a Dream” speech from 1963, which reminds of us how far we’ve come over the past 45 years.
It feels good to be alive during times when this nation makes history. The promissory note that MLK speaks of has come due and has been paid. This nation may still have some racist individuals, there may still be tension, but they are few. This is a new generation — a new era. We look forward to better times led by a man who was borne of two races. An administration that can provide hope to the people.