Just listened to the "I have a Dream" speech again. Gives me a boost for a while. The video I watched showed a lot of the marchers. I was heartened to see how many white people marched that day. Also, on the CBS Early Show, Wynton Marsales gave a speech. Unbelievable. We have a ways to go yet, but we have come a ways. Mostly I think now comes the hard part-getting to people's hearts. DIL made a comment during the last presidential election, saying that the laws have changed and a black person can be president (she didn't like Obama)-I said, "Have you taken into account what goes on in people's hearts?"
And yes, I am as old as dirt, too, and remember that. Heck, I was 12 when Kennedy was assassinated. I really must be old!
It is interesting the perspective of our youth...I guess I'm old as dirt too since I remember not only Dr MLK but John Kennedy's assassination, Bobby Kennedy's assassination, and the moonwalk. The 60s was a turbulent decade.
It's a great day to be thankful for the rights we have and grateful to those who were courageous in the struggle for them.
I'm in that dirt pile too, remembering it all. I was blessed today to hear Dr. King's entire "I have a dream" speech while traveling home from town. It never ceases to inspire and just plain blow me away. Every line is one of wisdom and guides how life should be lived. So special.
Since you are already feeling old - and since you and I are about the same age - here's another one for your students: when we were born there were only 48 states!!!
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