A noble dream he spoke of, “a dream deeply rooted in the American dream” as he described it. Listening to the speech, I noticed a line he said:
Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.Certainly something important to remember, in addition to his more famous quotation:
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.Plus, these two quotations:
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.
...one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.The goal was always simple: a nation where human beings are treated as human beings, where the color of one's skin is irrelevant, where the ethnic origins of one's family is irrelevant. Let us remember what was sought in 1963, as we remember Martin Luther King today.