Perhaps it’s fitting that today, as our first African American president delivers the inaugural oath that will usher in his second term, we also celebrate Martin Luther King day. Here, we take a look back at the famous words that began a moving American legacy.
I have a
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
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of
the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down
at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that my
will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the
of their skin but by the content of their character.
This is our
With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful
~Martin Luther King Jr.