I was a 15-year-old kid beginning my Sophomore year when Dr. King gave his famous “I Have A Dream Speech. The civil rights movement hadn’t come to rural Indiana. We had no black neighbors. There were no black kids in my school. And no black families attended the church where we worshiped. Continue reading
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“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.” Everyone recognizes this famous quote from Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech which was delivered 50 years ago this year.
On this national holiday, which was signed into law by President Reagan in 1986, that honors the slain civil rights leader, it’s good to think again about the value of character. Continue reading