Civil Rights Tribute: I Have A Dream…

 The Greatest Demonstration For Freedom In The History Of Our Nation…

From Wikipedia

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (or “The Great March on Washington,” as styled in a sound recording released after the even)[1][2] was a large political rally in support of civil and economic rights for African-Americans that took place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech advocating racial harmony at the Lincoln Memorial during the march.[3]

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26 Responses to Civil Rights Tribute: I Have A Dream…

  1. Ametia says:

    Rally aims to ‘Reclaim the Dream’By the CNN Wire StaffAugust 28, 2010 7:57 p.m. EDT
    Washington (CNN) — Civil rights leaders marking the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech Saturday scorned a nearby Glenn Beck-led rally, saying it came with no message and with a presumption that King’s famous discourse can be used as a conservative platform.

    The Rev. Al Sharpton and a range of activists spoke at the event, which they called “Reclaim the Dream,” insisting that King’s vision for America has not been completely fulfilled.

    “Don’t let anyone tell you that they have the right to take their country back. It’s our country, too,” said Avis Jones Deweaver, executive director of the National Council of Negro Women, making a reference to the Tea Party members attending the Beck rally at the Lincoln Memorial.

    “We will reclaim the dream. It was ours from the beginning. A dream that we will make reality,” she said at the Dunbar High School rally in northwest Washington, D.C.


  2. Ametia says:


  3. Martin Luther King predicted a Black President In 25-40 years in 1964.

    ….And here we are!

  4. Vettte says:

    Too bad Beck didn’t have a message for the numbers of people who showed up for his march. Does anyone know what the “take away” was? Maybe I missed it…people sure came a long way to get nothing.

  5. Dr. Martin Luther King’s Last Speech– “If I had sneezed”

    So powerful. Listening to Dr King’s last speech made me cry all over again. You could hear those black folks in the background fired up because the Spirit of the Lord was upon him. The people witnessed the Spirit too!

  6. Ametia says:

    Our goal is not to take our country back, our goal is to move this country FORWARD.

  7. Martin Luther King – A Knock at Midnight

  8. How Long? Not Long..

  9. Ametia says:

    ” Soak Up The Sun ” Sheryl Crow

  10. Paul Mooney was spot on. Everything black folks have….

  11. Ametia says:

    Make NO mistake. We know what the media and Glen Beck are up to. He can push that founding fathers, first amendment, God & country bull shit, but we know that it does not include BLACKS. So, scream all you want about “taking back our country” It’s too late, you’ve never owned it.

    That is all the attention I’m going to give to this nonsense.

    • Ametia says:

      To be honest, I turned off my tv hours ago. I went out for a walk and soaked up some fresh air and bathed in the warmth of the sunlight. It’s Heaven, and nothing or no one can take the air I breathe and sun from me.

      That is FREEDOM.

  12. Ametia says:

    Sharpton March: This Afternoon on C-SPAN


    March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom — August 28, 1963

    The March on Washington took place in Washington, D.C., and was attended by 250,000 people. King’s speech at the March remains one of the most famous speeches in American history. King started with prepared remarks but then departed from his script, shifting into the “I have a dream” theme he’d used on prior occasions, speaking of an America where his children “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” He followed this with an exhortation to “let freedom ring” across the nation, and concluded with:

    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 one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. 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.

  14. Ametia says:

    Thanks, SouthernGirl. The Civil Rights Movement and the passing of the Civil Rights Act are the most significant event in modern America’s history. EQUAL RIGHTS Freedom for ALL.

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