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General Discussions Discuss Happy MLK Day in the Community Center forums; I think that everyone can trully state that Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of great movement. He accomplished a lot during his short life. Just a short post ...
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    Happy MLK Day

    I think that everyone can trully state that Martin Luther King Jr. was a man of great movement. He accomplished a lot during his short life. Just a short post to honor this man that made such an impact on America, and still leaves a legacy today....a short excert from his I Have a Dream speach:
    Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.

    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 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!

    I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- 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.

    I have a dream today!

    I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."

    This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.

    With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

    And this will be the day -- this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning:
    My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.

    Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride,

    From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
    And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.


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    great quote by Dr. King which has inspired me, maybe not for his original intention, but has none the less inspired me....

    "Nobody can make a slave out of you if you don't think like a slave"

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    GaRain-thanks for the thread. Excerpts from that speech still send chills down my spine. Haven't had a leader like him in such a long time, IMHO. As a writer, I respect his gift for words, and I still respect his message of acceptance and peace as a relevent message in my world.
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    GaRain, thanks for the start of this thread, and thanks for putting that speach in your post. Have a great day
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    Thanks Garain for that. I will say if it was for Dr.King I wouldn't have been able to do or say the things I can today. Also I would have never back than been able to be you guys friend. Just for his scarfices I thank him dearly for that.




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    Quote Originally Posted by JEDIPRINCESS
    I will say if it was for Dr.King I wouldn't have been able to do or say the things I can today.
    And we should be thankful for that? Sorry, I couldn't resist! You know we love you!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEDIPRINCESS
    Also I would have never back than been able to be you guys friend.
    And that is a really sad thought. I would have to say, I think you would be my friend no matter what, but his actions sure make that a heck of a lot easier, didn't it?
    Nothing to countdown to, so just smile and be happy everyday!




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    Quote Originally Posted by GaRain
    And that is a really sad thought. I would have to say, I think you would be my friend no matter what, but his actions sure make that a heck of a lot easier, didn't it?


    Very sad but true fact. I would have been all you guys friends back than no matter what would had happen to me. I see people as people and not color. Always have and always will.




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    Quote Originally Posted by disneydreamer98
    And we should be thankful for that? Sorry, I couldn't resist! You know we love you!!!!

    I know you love me I love you to




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