MLK  

rm_texasgal1978 45F
287 posts
1/16/2006 3:38 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

MLK

It wasn't until a few years ago that I read through this speech. It brought tears to my eyes and to this day still effects me.

I don't want to post the entire speech on here but thought I would share my favorite portion of " I have a Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr

And this will be the day -- this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning:

My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.

Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride,

From every mountainside, let freedom ring!

And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.

And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.

Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.

Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of
Pennsylvania.

Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.

But not only that:

Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.

From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:

Free at last! Free at last!

Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!³



dasher121 36M

1/17/2006 4:00 am

oh yes, very inspiring. One of the few speeches that sends chills down my spine. great post texas.


rm_texasgal1978 45F
225 posts
1/17/2006 4:57 pm

Gold- welcome to my lil blog. I think his words will live on well past our time.


rm_texasgal1978 45F
225 posts
1/17/2006 4:57 pm

dash- very few things have the power to send chills down my spine but this speech certainly does.


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