Friday, September 6, 2013

I still have hope

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

August 28, 2013 marked the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream" speech. I had intentions on going that day and participating in the celebrations but I had to wait to head up to our Capital till Labor Day. But nevertheless it was a wonderful day and I plan to go back next year to see more sites. What made this day so wonderful was not the beautiful architecture or the company of my friend Sarah, but the diversity of people that I saw as we walked along the National Mall. As a country, in a relatively short time have come a long way in terms of equality for American but will still have a long way to go.

We have witnessed the abolishment of slavery that stained our countries history. Women and the black community have earned the right to vote. I have to remember these things when I see evidence still of racism, sexism and homophobia. We are an amazing and unique country. What we have in this democracy is very special and it gives me hope that we can achieve that goal of equality for all.
 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that
"one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain
will be made low. The rough places will be made plain,
and the crooked places 'will be made straight, and the
glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see
it together. This is our hope.....
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 the I sing."

I still have hope in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream
(These are pictures I took during my trip to DC on Monday, September 1, 2013)