45 Years Ago, MLK Had A Dream, Tonight it is Fulfilled (UPDATED)

45 Years Ago, MLK Had A Dream, Tonight it is Fulfilled (UPDATED)

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mlk-speech.jpgOn August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of people marched on Washington for jobs and justice and witnessed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s inspirational I Have A Dream speech. Tonight, 45 years later, a man takes the stage in Mile-High Stadium in Denver to fulfill King’s Dream, becoming the first African-American candidate for the presidency of the United States. Millions of Americans will gather to watch on television this historic moment, when a new generation comes full-circle, carrying with it the expectation that people will be judged not by the color of their skin but on the content of their character. (UPDATE 8/29: Watch the speech at the bottom)

Watch the Denver speech from last night:

COMMENTS

  1. Obama’s words made me feel so proud to be American. Not only did he make me feel proud, but he made me feel confident and secure in the fact that he is going to be one of the great leaders of our country. He has something that I have never seen in a public leader before, which is sincerity and a genuine desire to make a change for the better.

  2. mr. obama has such authentic presence and confidence. it strikes me that he is not that attached to ‘winnining’ as he is to serving. whether he is our next president or not (and i truly hope he is) he has named so much of what many of has have felt so acutely over the past 8 years. he has re-awakened my wish to be a part of this great country and it’s political process. no small shift for a cynic such as myself.