Today is the day, the day in which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is going to give his historic speech to everyone gathered at the Lincoln Memorial.
As King begins, his first few sentences completely shake the crowd. He describes the hardships African Americans face and how even a hundred years after the emancipation proclamation the negro is still not free.
His words bring a great deal of sadness and disappointment to the audience, including myself. As I think about Mr. Abraham Lincoln and how we stand in his shadow, I feel disappointment in not only America as a country but myself. I feel like we have let down President Lincoln and failed to live up to his word.
Although there is a great deal of sadness and disappointment within the audience there is also great deal of joy because someone has finally called attention to the matter.
As Dr. King progresses his speech he calls attention to other problematic matters such as police brutality. His words cause the audience to rethink many of the things, in their daily lives, that only slow our country's progression.
As King's speech begins to draw to an end he finishes by talking about his dream. He says that freedom will not only ring in the north but all through the south as well and one day little black girls and little black boys will join hands with little white girls and little white boys. His words are truly inspirational to the crowd, myself included.