The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 January 2003

What this day is about

In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech from the Lincoln Memorial, a speech which forever will be designated by its most stirring phrase: "I have a dream."

The speech, which Dean Esmay has thoughtfully reproduced today, is a stark reminder of the way things used to be, a benchmark by which we can measure how far we have come — and how far we still have to go.

There's little more I can say, though I'll point you toward my visit to Selma, Alabama two summers ago, a trip which in retrospect is starting to look like a pilgrimage.

Posted at 7:51 AM to Almost Yogurt


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That was a very nice little essay on Selma and the civil rights movement. I hope you don't mind that I link to it.

I think too much attention is paid to race these days (we really do all get along pretty well these days), but it's good to be reminded of how far we've come. Thanks.

Posted by: Oscar Jr. at 12:35 AM on 22 January 2003

Go right ahead. It was a learning experience for me, the sort that really ought to be shared.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:04 AM on 22 January 2003