50 years after his famous speech, some selected passages of Martin Luther King for "The Protagonists of the fraternity"
250 thousand people attended the 28 of August 1963 for the "March for work and freedom" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. There, Martin Luther King pronounced his famous speech "I Have a Dream" which still preserves its universal message of freedom and fraternity.
For "Protagosnists of fraternity" we selected some passages of this historical speech.
"I say to you today, my friends, 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 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... little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and little white girls 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 plains, and the crooked places will be made straight...
"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...
"When we let freedom 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!".