45 years ago today, America witnessed one of it’s most historic and sacred moments. 45 years ago today America heard a Dream that began a course of change in which many of it’s elements will be realized tonight.
Tonight, 45 years after the historic march on Washington, DC where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called America to account for it’s sins and gave us the historic revelation of a Dream, Barack Obama will accept the nomination of President from the Democratic Party.
For the first time in America a man of color has been chosen to by a major party to potentially move on and lead this nation in it’s highest office.
Many people died, marched, and struggled in many ways 45 years ago never knowing that America would see this day so soon. Who knew that 40 years later since our modern Moses, Dr. MLK was murdered, that a Joshua would be poised to take this nation to the next level.
Today is truly a great day to be an American. No matter what happens this election cycle, we have to bear witness to the great strides we have made as an American people.
45 years ago blacks were under the threat of lynchings, church bombings, institutionalized segregation, and many other profane evils too great to describe and too much of a burden to on the heart to reflect, but today a black man who was just a baby during the Dream, will stand today poised to show the world that with all her fault America is still the beacon of Hope, Change, and Dreams.
Tonight in front of over 75 thousand in person and millions watching all over the world, the words and Dreams of Dr. King will began to be more succinctly realized and history will be made.
Tonight will not be just a moment in black history or a time for blacks to rejoice, but tonight will be a night for all Americans to come together, realize our greatness, and remember the Dream.
delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.