The Promised Land

"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."


Not so long ago...

February 24 1956: Martin Luther King, then a pastor in Montgomery, Alabama, sits for a police mugshot after his arrest for directing a boycott of segregated buses. The 382-day boycott began when a black woman, Rosa Parks, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man.

"Free at last..."

Reaction to Obama's win - these photos say it all.

Martin Luther King makes his last speech...

Prophetic words...

"Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord."

9 comments:

Fiber Focus said...

It took 50 long years, but finally we are witnessing something wonderful! I am so happy and so relieved! A time for celebration indeed. May Obama live a long, long life and fulfill many more of our dreams!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I'd like to think the rain drops today are MLK and Miss Parks' tears of happiness from above.

I am elated.

Marianne said...

A post that touches my heart!

Pratishtha Durga said...

Wonderful post. President Obama's win has sure paved the way for a brave new world. Our hopes now have an Audacious undertone that would not have been possible a few years ago.

here is to a world where a man is no longer judged by the color of his skin. Where every dream has the will and the right to be fulfilled.

High Desert Diva said...

Very moving post

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

That picture of MLK sitting for his mugshot really got to me. Beautiful post!

Sabina said...

Thank you for posting this - it gave me chills. That first photo is so powerful as are the words.

I breathe a deep sigh of relief for our country and my heart overflows with joy at this amazing moment in time!!

A World in a PAN said...

Great post.

Pratishtha Durga said...

Oh, and did I mention that I have added you to my bloglist... You are great!

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