Monday, January 19, 2009

Have you seen the whole speech?

It's splendid in its entirety.

7 comments:

Gina Black said...

Yes! Yes! I have taken to doing this on MLK day. Today I read the wikipedia article about it. Apparently, he ad-libbed the end . . . the "I have a dream" refrain. Can you imagine?

Indigo said...

My husband can recite it word for word. He did a paper on it in high school. Paul had to recite the speech to a packed auditorium. He said at first people where shocked, here was this white kid up there giving the speech with the same heart. By the end it was a standing ovation. We all have something to gain from this, no matter the color of our skin. (Hugs)Indigo

inthewritemind said...

Amen!

L.C. Gant said...

It's a fantastic speech, and I've started watching it every year, too. Indigo, how wonderful that Paul had the chance to recite it. It truly does speak to people of all backgrounds, and is every bit as relevant today as it was when MLK gave it in 1963.

Crimogenic said...

The speech is surely one of the best ever given. It's breathtaking, motivational, and delivered with such heart.

FIONA said...

So much for us to still live up to. At least we're getting closer to realizing the dream.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Such a remarkable change from what we have had to listen to for these past eight years!