Video: Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have A Dream”

If you haven’t watched this in a while, stop and listen to the entire speech.

So incredibly inspiring.

Let us find the grace to celebrate this day. So far from home, but only a step away.

By RK Hendrick: “There are brilliant moments in human history and magical moments in our lives when our perception of the world is crystal clear and “time” itself seems to stand still! When these events occur, we remember exactly where we were and what was transpiring around us!

“On Wednesday, August 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. created an electrifying and spectacular moment in human history when he delivered his internationally famous “I Have a Dream” speech.”

Watch and remember.

Watch: The NBA’s Powerful Video Honoring MLK Featuring Out NBAer Jason Collins

The NBA has released a powerful video – “Barrier Breakers” – in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Jason Collins’ coming out is included in the clip as one of the many barriers shattered over the decades in the NBA.

The NBA has a strong history of firsts when it comes to breaking down racial barriers and proverbial glass ceilings.

In this spot, we explore the strides made within the NBA that not only embody Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, but the overall guiding principles of the Civil Rights movement.

(h/t JMG)

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

I’m never surprised by how moved I am by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s impassioned “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

Most have heard the most famous lines, but if you haven’t listened to the entire speech in a while, you really should.

While he may have had his own flaws, his legacy will clearly far outweigh any imperfections brought to light over the years.

While so many of MLK’s speeches have inspired us in many, many ways, it’s not a shock that probably my favorite quote from the Reverend is this: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

How I miss passion…

Martin Luther King – I Have a Dream on August 28, 1963

50 years ago today.

Folks on the interwebs are playing the #Ihaveadream theme, so here’s mine:

I have a dream that passion, courage and conviction become the norm; that apathy for inequality falls away; that we reach a time where we wonder why equal rights for all was a difficult concept for some to grasp.

Forward.

Let it ring.