On August 28, 1963, I was less than two years old and had no interest or awareness of what was happening on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech didn’t have much effect on my life then.
Amazingly enough, I have never listened to the whole speech until today, August 30, 2013. I have heard portions of it, quoted portions of it, and have been moved and challenged by it. It has caused me to reflect on my heritage as well as my values.