Monday, January 17, 2011

I Have A Dream - Postcard Friendship Friday # 47

"I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, 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 a table of brotherhood.

"I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

"I have a dream that my four 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 the state of Alabama, whose governor's lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers.

"I have a dream today.

"I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, 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. This is the faith with which I return to the South. 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.

"This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a 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.'"

The above is an excerpt from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speech.  Along with George Washington Carver and Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King is one of my heros.  

God made all people.  What God made, He said, was good!  People are like flowers, they come in all different shapes, colors and sizes and they are all beautiful.  

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Coffeedoff said...

Wow What a great postcard. I hope that dream comes true.

Life Goes On said...

Someday the dream may come true

Aimee Dars said...

Love the postcard and the speech.

Curtains In My Tree said...

I just love these old vintage postcards. I collect them if I find them in a box at auctions.I have a few and now want to get them out and show them. Mine are mostly Christmas however now that I think about it have a couple beautiful Easter postcards .

So glad to know about your blog


Tete said...

That's a great card. He was one amazing man.

Aimee said...

Great postcard of a great man!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

A wonderful card of a wonderful man.

Snap said...

Beth, this is the perfect card for this week!

Paul van Yperen said...

Martin Luther King's speech is so good. It's such a shame the man was killed.

papel1 said...

What an inspiring speech from a great man. We need him today.

Postcardy said...

That's a great speech. When I read it, I can hear him speaking it.

Joy said...

Not only was he worthy of the name hero he was an amazing speech maker.

MrCachet said...

As usual, I'm getting slower at getting over here to post a link. Count me, and Thanks for been the hostess!

viridian said...

Reading or hearing this speech still gives me shivers.

Terry said...

Howdy Beth
Happy PFF to you .
This was a very nice post.
Thank you for sharing his wonderful speech with us today .
May we never be without great men and women who are dreamers who dare to dream forward with faith in the future.
Hugs coming your way
Until next time
Happy Trails

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Beth,

I found you through Terry at Happy Trails. This is my first time to your blog, and it is wonderful.

I found my postcards on Tuesday at an antique store in Bend, Oregon and added a bit of history to their story.

Thank you for letting me participate in your Linky Party.

Have a great weekend,


dakotaboo said...

Great post this week Beth. Such a great man.

Bag of Dreams said...

Together, we can make the dream come true!