I love hearing the stories of all those who have traveled to Washington DC, all who want to be a part of this incredible and historic moment. The broadcasters, especially Solidad O'Brien, keep looking back to Martin Luther King giving his "I have a dream" speech all the way back in 1963 in the same spot in Washington. It's amazing that only 45 years separate this event, the swearing in of our very first black president, and that one where King gave his most famous speech:
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.I keep thinking how much Darcy would have loved to see this inauguration take place and keep crying over it. She didn't even get a chance to vote for him because she was in the hospital on November 4th. I had thought earlier of getting her an absentee ballot but never did because I had other things on my mind. But I wish she could have voted for Obama.
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 the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
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.
I have a dream today!Image via Wikipedia