From a Slate article, I learn that tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech at the March on Washington.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.
ABC will be showing a documentary, Peter Jennings Reporting—I Have a Dream, to mark the occasion tomorrow at 10pm ET. Virginia Heffernan calls the documentary “intelligent and rousing.”
UPDATE: The Right Christians has the complete speech annotated with the sources and allusions that Dr. Martin Luther King used in his speech. It’s worth reading.