On this day in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. and delivered the I Have a Dream speech.
Even though, Dr. King was speaking primarily about the struggle of the African-American people to achieve civil equality in the United States, his message is pertinent to all peoples of all races and all religions and all cultures. Everyone should be treated civilly, fairly, and considerately; without regard for their skin color, their religious beliefs (or lack thereof), their manners of dress, or their sexual orientation, etc.
It’s a big world out there. It’s filled with many, many people. Each one is different. Each one should be acknowledged as member of the Family of Man. We, as individuals, should treat all peoples with this in mind. If everyone would try today to be just a little bit less judgmental and a wee bit more tolerant of the people around us, it would be a much better world tomorrow.
Read or listen to Dr. King’s speech. While doing so, try to understand that Dr. King was speaking to everyone. He had a dream. It was a worthy dream. We should not stop dreaming about it till it becomes reality. No more wars, no more hate. Hmmm… sounds kinda’ nice, don’t it?
I Have a Dream from americanrhetoric.com
I Have a Dream speech from wikipedia.org