Monday, August 28, 2023

Speed Up That Day

And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, Black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last.  Free at last.  Thank God almighty, we are free at last.

-- Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 - 1968), African American clergyman, civil rights activist, and Nobel laureate, final paragraph of his "I Have a Dream" speech, delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as part of the March on Washington, 28 August 1963

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