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I was 4 years old but I remember the speech, at the time I had no idea that I lived in a bigoted country, my parents were protective of us, I did not know until I was a teen that crosses were burned in our front yard and two of our neighbors who were of the Jewish faith.
Bless your heart.
LOVE the speech..
Love the Dream…
Respect the Man..
and the message.
Colin Powell doubts lengthy shelf life in memory banks for “questionable” Fogen verdict.
Nothing has a long “shelf life” if all the people really want is their next fix.
Colin Powell is probably right in the sense that many people will have forgotten already, but many others will not. The case will be forever linked to civil rights in this country and why it got so much attention to begin with.
Parents of Jordan Davis interviewed by Melissa Harris Perry on MSNBC.
Thanks. Hopefully it’ll show up recorded somewhere.
I imagine it’ll be somewhere. I’ll keep an eye out – meaning I’ll look for it, from time to time.
Here it is – or at least part of it.
It is complete. Very moving – people need to watch this.
MHP’s interview with Sybrina is also good – http://video.msnbc.msn.com/mhp/52840805#52840805
My fear is that we are out numbered by people that don’t know the dream (uneducated), don’t care about the dream (isn’t included in the list abount what they dream), and don’t want the dream (the racist)
Anybody know how MANY people showed up for today’s march on Washington for civil rights?
All I hear is “thousands” or “tens of thousands.”
At the environmental march that I last attended, we had word “35,000” before the event was even OVER.
Everybody ALWAYS reports how many … until now. NOW, there are just “thousands” or “tens of thousands.”
Hi Malisha. I’m seeing the same thing. Tens of thousands. Do you watch Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC. I’ll watch her in the am and see what she says. She was there.
All best and lifting up to you.
NBC is reporting over two hundred thousand, over a quarter of that is white.
Great debate, huh? I finally found two reports: one said “over 200,000” and finally one said that the count had “reached 300,000.”
Is that “tens”? Also, I was there, and believe me, no “quarter” of the people was white. Somewhere around five percent would have been more in line with what I saw, and I circulated a LOT for the first two hours. A LOT!
Wow. Such a moving event – then and now.
Now if we could figure out a way to get that many “citizens” to surround the halls of congress on the last day of their session, and refuse to allow the fools to leave until they do the work they are paid to do… but alas, that will never happen (the work part!)… On a serious note, the number present was terrific, but will have no impact on those who make the rules. Until we have that many voting citizens show up to protest on a daily basis, we will see no true change, only hollow words and a continuation of the same old political racism… It is past time for change, and the common people of this nation are the ones that can force change, but only when they are ready to put some skin in the game. Change is on the horizon, are you going to be on the bus, or will you wait in the station while someone else does your work? The choice belongs to us, all of us collectively… If we are to improve the rights of all people, and I mean all people, you might be the person that will make the change happen, but only if you are willing to take a risk…
The citizens should surround the courthouses and tear them the Hell down, brick by corrupt lying murderous brick.
Crazy, while reading your comment I spontaneously started humming this song from Les Miserable…
groans, Thank you for the reply and the video link! I’m glad someone actually read and understood the words of this crazy old man who refuses to allow this nation to continue to slide toward the return of what history proves to be the worst period in our history… If the political powers realize that we the people can read, and even understand the scope of power they were given under our constitution, they will be forced to change… “We the people” are the owners of this nation, not just “the privileged few”, it is time that the “little people” of this nation start to exercise the power that was given to them by that (per George W. Bush) piece of paper, the vote is the ultimate weapon that will restore the power to the people, but only if they have access to and use that power… If you want to see why we have lost control of our government, look at the number that actually vote in any election, they have not stolen our government, we have given it to them…. Do you believe them when they tell you that your vote does not count? No it won’t count when you don’t cast it, it does not matter so much that your vote did not elect the person you wanted, what does matter is that the politicians see that you and your fellow citizens are watching and following what they are doing and are willing to vote to remove them from office… Try it, you might enjoy the power of the vote…
The first persons of African heritage to vote was in the Election held after the Civil War an Abe Lincons assassination
Not sure of the exact date had to be 18?? .
Free Slaves whom made it to the North before Slavery was abolished did not have citizenship or the vote.
But where allowed to vote after the Civil War ended .
So what went wrong how was it that over a hundred years ago a war was fought to end slaverey an that all men of any creed are eqaull before the almighty .
An emancipation an end to slavery allowed African Americans to cast there votes register to vote.
Why no progression to where it should be a non issue?
Why was the civil rights movement nessesery a hundred years after the civil war?
Theres been another reversal just as after the civil war ended there was a brief flowering of equality .
Blacks were givencitizenship the vote an the road seemed straight an headed but one way forward.
It quickly took a diversion then hit a stop sign an then a complete u turn to where it became nessesery for a civil rights movement to protest.
The blatent injustices that once again shackled AA In there country of birth.
With heroic men like Malcom X an Women the celebrated Lady Rosa ?
The woman that refused to sit on the back seats of the bus Rosa Parks?
Martin Luther Kinks Insperational SPEECH FOR ALL MANKIND
Not the AA race but the Human Race it reverberated at the time.
An struck a chord that once again saw race relations Improve an move forward alond the road to sanity anharmony .
But alas history has shown us over the last three decades
Strike that History has shown us that the feel good factor of the late sixtes was just another false dawn an things are just as bad to day if not worse in the days of the segregated diners cinemas ect.
The police force in America is raceist to the core in many duristictions.
The legal sytem courts judicry is raceist to the core an imprisons AA at a higher percentage than any other race longer sentances for even minor crimes.
The fogagges of the America today have a licence to execute AA Children because they might be risky an all this is played out on prime time tv as if your not fucking batshit crazy with a serious problem called.
Rampant Paranoia is making the minorities an AA the scapegoat for all that is bad after all that Holmes Dude flipped out at a movie called batman rises
An that sounds just like blackman rises.
An with a name like Holmes
Maybe someone said whats up Holmes an he thought it was ghetto talk so he started basting away as long as guns hold sway none of thease insane raceists will slink away.
Washington Post now comes clean to admit it didn’t even give “I Have a Dream” any Page One attention at the time.
Wow! I can imagine that this had something to do with, ahem, the political views of managing editor / publisher at the time.
It was before the Ben Bradlee/Katherine Graham era … her mentally unbalanced publisher husband committed suicide in early August, 1963. There was a gap before she took over.
I’ll have to dig in and read about it. Thanks.
They were expecting rioting & massive violence. That would have made the front page.
No violence, not news.
Can’t be news if it doesn’t make POC look bad.
Most powerful and moving speech I have ever heard.
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