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. -Martin Luther King Jr.
Yesterday, August 28, 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. Standing on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Martin Luther King Jr., activist and minister, delivered his speech supporting racial economic justice. The Judge Alexander Williams Center shows solidarity and power to the original and current activists and attendees at the March on Washington in our shared goal to dismantle systemic and institutionalized racism and strive for social justice.
This is our hope. 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.
Watch CNN's segment on the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington
Read about the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington and the reflections of attendees at the original March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom below.