There are many that may be accredited with paying the price for our freedom (and when I say “our” you know what I mean), but none more notable than the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This is his last speech. It was so eloquently delivered on April 3, one day before his untimely death in 1968.

“I Have Been To The Mountaintop”

Forty years after his death, still fighting for the very ink that we were promised, the very first African American president was elected. In no way, in my eyes, does this insist that all work is done. However, it does stand as a symbol of how far we have come. As Dr. King stated, “We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

“President Obama’s 2008 Inauguration Speech”

We should note that Dr. King was not made to be Barack Obama nor the reverse. We must realize that we, a new generation, DO have not only the right, but the responsibility to do better for ourselves, our predecessors, and our future generations.


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