Freedom

Freedom

Author: 
John Fullerton

 

Forty eight years ago this Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began his famous “I have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial by proclaiming it, the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” And it was.

While the struggle for freedom has made progress since that historic gathering, it remains unfinished business.  On that day, Dr. King spoke of two types of freedom – one from “the chains of discrimination” and one from living on “a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.”  Somehow his first message has been taken to heart while his second has been forgotten. 

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