Have you ever listened to the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in front of the Lincoln Memorial? I am sure you have heard portions of it, someone mentioned it, perhaps discussed as a mark in time; but have you listened to it in its entirety? They are powerful words. Encouraging, inspiring, passionate words that make you want to help change the world. 250,000 people gathered in one place to hear a single man's speech, fueled by hope and wisdom. Knowledge and cohesion, uniting to form a wall that would stand strong against an unjust way of life.
It appears to me that most people in this day and age have not watched or looked at the words that were spoken on August 28th, 1963. That makes me slightly upset, but also sad. People everywhere should read or listen to what was said on this date in history. .
You must take a stand for yourself. Have conviction in your actions and make sure they are pure, fueled with the passion to do what is right no matter what it takes. To stand strong in the face of insurmountable odds, defiantly stating that no matter what happens, I am committed enough to weather that storm.
This society needs to hear these words. In the chaos of everyday life we get sidetracked. Take a moment to listen. If you can not hear, please read the transcript. Word for word. My attempts to inspire you pale in comparison to the links below. I am merely your conduit to take a step back into time. To gain some perspective on how far we have come. That despite the injustice we witness, we can change. We will change. We will persevere.
Now, without further ado; I present to you the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: