|United American Muslim Associations Joins in Commemorating March on Washington on its 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.s iconic I Have a Dream speech.
Since Dr. King's ringing, rhythmic speech many know that our country would never be the same. Dr.Kings speech, delivered on Aug. 28, 1963, as part of the March on Washington for Jobs ,Freedom and Equality, came 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, and addressed social and economic inequality, as well as the oft-quoted portion on his view for a better society.
I have a dream today ... one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers, King said.
Tragically, Dr. King was murdered in 1968, but his legacy surely lives on today. In the ensuing years, previously unimaginable progress has been achieved in overcoming our countrys shameful legacy of slavery and racial discrimination. To be sure, work remains to be done to fulfill the vision of a nation where all are judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin, their cultural or religion.
Dr. King and other people of conscience including American Muslims spent great effort and sweat towards a more perfect union. In 2013, 50 years later, we're still carrying the torch, lighting the road to liberty and equality. Together, we will reach the mountain top and together, we will fulfill the dream. Today we are a society freer, more equal, and more inclusive because of the extraordinary leadership of Dr. King, symbolized by the 1963 march, whose 50th anniversary we now celebrate. We are a society today more free, more equal, and more inclusive because of the extraordinary leadership of Dr. King, symbolized by the 1963 march, whose 50th anniversary we now celebrate.