The massive turnout at Saturday’s march and rally at the Lincoln Memorial, commemorating the 1963 March on Washington and the wonderful spirit of all the participants, was a powerful testament to the enduring dream that my father, Martin Luther King Jr., shared with our nation and the world half a century ago. As we look back on the march, we are called not only to celebrate the legacy of that day but also to address the festering injustices of inequality, racism and poverty in this country.
Although significant progress has been made in some areas, too many Americans have inadequate opportunities to escape poverty, joblessness, discrimination, social neglect and violence.… Seguir leyendo »
Forty-seven years ago this weekend, on a sweltering August day often remembered simply as the March on Washington, my father delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial. A memorial to him is being erected at the Tidal Basin, not far from where he shared his vision of a nation united in justice, equality and brotherhood.
This weekend Glenn Beck is to host a “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial. While it is commendable that this rally will honor the brave men and women of our armed forces, who serve our country with phenomenal dedication, it is clear from the timing and location that the rally’s organizers present this event as also honoring the ideals and contributions of Martin Luther King Jr.… Seguir leyendo »