Earlier this week, my company honored Dr. Martin Luther King by hiring a guest speaker, Reverand John Moore, who re-enacted his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. Reverend Moore took us back to August 28th, 1963 in which Dr. King called for an end to racism. As a company we gathered around our computers, some of us with our children on our laps to listen. It was an extremely moving and inspiring experience, especially with the current state of our nation.
As I reflected afterward, I realized how beneficial it would be for everyone to listen again, or in some cases, for the first time to this speech. While there has been some progress since 1963, there is still work to be done. The link below provides an audio recording of the speech in its entirety.
Please set aside 17 minutes of your time to listen. It also provides the speech in written form, if you’d prefer to read it on your own. If you are moved by the words that you hear, I ask that you also share the link so others too can reflect on his life and message.
“Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.” – Dr. Marting Luther King