I’ve been trying to think of interesting things to blog about, and it seems appropriate to mention that today is the 5oth anniversary of the March on Washington. Equality, justice, and freedom are things I feel strongly about. Listening to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech makes me teary because not only is he such a powerful speaker, but the ideals he puts forth are so fundamentally important. We’ve come a long way in the past fifty years, but it’s clear that we still have a long way to go. I salute those who were willing to stand up for what they believed in and put their lives on the line because their ideals were worth fighting for–and those who continue to do so.
More than ever, we need to keep fighting for the dream of freedom and equality. Small steps keep us marching toward that goal, even if we’re diverted at times. Get involved. Be active in your community or schools or neighborhood. Meet your neighbors. There are so many small things that make a difference. And it’s clear that change is possible.
“We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back.”
–“I Have a Dream,” Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963