WE HAD A BEAUTIFUL DREAM …

WE HAD A BEAUTIFUL DREAM …

… BUT IT TURNED INTO AN UGLY NIGHTMARE

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It was 54 years ago today that Martin Luther King delivered his famous ‘I Have A Dream Speech’ at the Great March on Washington for Peace and Freedom. 

I was there along with a quarter of a million fellow Americans. It was the most gratifying day of my life as I was on the organising committee for that March the entire summer. To witness such a success was most rewarding. To hear the words of the great Dr. King, spoken live, were most encouraging. The last paragraph of his speech is the part that has stayed with me every day of my life since then…

“And when this happens, When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

‘DEEP IN MY HEART, I DO BELIEVE, WE SHALL OVERCOME ONE DAY.’

(From Pete Seeger’s 90th Birthday Concert (Clearwater Concert), Madison Square Garden, 5/3/09. Featuring: Pete Seeger, Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, Toshi Reagon, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, Billy Bragg, Keller Williams, Ani DiFranco, Ruby Dee, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New York City Labor Choir.)

4 Comments

  1. Tessa Barrie said,

    August 28, 2017 at 12:01

    Truly … one of life’s great men … being there must have been an incredible experience …

  2. August 28, 2017 at 17:17

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  3. JOHN CHUCKMAN said,

    August 28, 2017 at 18:06

    Everything in America or concerned with America or related to America – including certainly Israel – turns into a nightmare sooner or later.

  4. August 28, 2017 at 18:25

    NAZIs and ANTIFA got you down?

    The go after George Soros, he is the financier and director of ALL of the hate groups, his goal is total destabilization of the US, and Europe as well


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