Monday, January 19, 2009

The Vindication of a Dream

Above is a photo I took yesterday at the inaugural concert in DC. The man holding the sign is a little out of focus, but you can still see how big his smile is and read the message from his sign. I think many are viewing Obama's election as a vindication of MKL's dream and I think this is indeed a wonderful thing.

With Obama's inauguration tomorrow, this is truly is a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for many people. Below is the speech MLK gave on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. It was amazing to see Obama give a speech there yesterday as President-elect and think of how far America has come.

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day everyone!

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1 comment:

thinking said...

The inauguration of Barack Obama as President is indeed an event of positive historical significance.

I think for those of us who are not African American it is difficult to fully understand what this means to that community.

That being said, we can all appreciate how far we've come, and share in that joy. Obama's election is a triumph for all races.

I said many months ago that nothing would revolutionize and heal race relations in this country more than the election of Obama, and I still believe that holds true.

To Dr Bri: it's cool that you were able to attend that concert.