Here’s a nice video montage I found on YouTube:
There are so many worthwhile videos and images about Martin Luther King, Jr., one could spend hours, days and weeks reviewing them all. I chose this one for this post as a nice summary of what the man was about, and his speech itself is masterful.
I was an infant when MLK gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in August 1963, and I was only 5 years old when he was assassinated. I have not been persecuted nor been the object of racism or bigotry. As a middle-aged white guy born and bred in the suburbs, I have long been aware I have no “cause” of my own that stems from having to overcome burdens and obstacles placed before me from birth as a result of my race, skin color, gender, religious beliefs, or sexual preference.
Nevertheless, I’m continually amazed by MLK and his timeless messages, saddened by the thought of his horrible assassination, and hopeful that somehow his dream will always live on in the hearts and actions of human beings.