I am told that when I was just a toddler my mother took me and we marched with Dr Martin Luther King Jr.
Today is the 50-year anniversary of his famous “I have a dream” speech, so it is appropriate to take stock of how much has changed for the better in the last 50 years, and yet how much more needs to be done.
Obama is giving a speech today to commemorate King, and he has already made one thing clear:
Let me just say for the record right now, it won’t be as good as the speech 50 years ago. I just want to get that out there early.
UPDATE: Nine interesting and heartwarming things about MLK’s speech and the ’63 March on Washington.