November 5, 2008 Leave a comment
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.”
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
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 today.
Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream Speech – address at March on Washington August 28, 1963
President Barack Obama & Family
“I’m asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington…I’m asking you to believe in yours.”
Nothing happens before its time.
Not with Jesse Jackson in 1992.
Nor Al Sharpton in 2004.
One hundred & forty three years after the abolition of slavery in America and forty five years after Martin Luther famous ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, blacks worldwide whether glue to a tv, radio or internet, witnessed a historic moment when a not well known person two years ago, emerged and became not only the first African-America leader of a major political party but immortalized himself into history books today by becoming the first black man to win the highest office of a superpower in this modern era.
President elect Obama electrified Americans voters, frightened and frustrated with two unfinished wars and two recessions that change is possible on a ‘Change’ and ‘Yes We Can’ campaign. The electricity extended worldwide also for those dismayed with Bush foreign policies and even those who recognised the significance of such a historic moment in their lifetime.
Of course, let’s not forget Michelle Obama will be the first African-American first lady in the White House.
Change has certainly come.