Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Change has finally come to America (:

In death King became a martyr in the civil rights struggle, but in life he was a charismatic hero battling for racial equality, from the 1956 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama and non-violent protest marches through to his famous "I have a dream" speech in Washington in 1963."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,'" King told some 250,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in the US capital."I have a dream that my four little 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."Four words -- "I have a dream" -- thundered through his speech and entered into the American lexicon as symbols of the pursuit of racial equality in America.Some 40 years later, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign is putting that concept to the test.


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