MLK\'s Dream Come True?
The Hiller Instinct: MLK's Dream Come True?
"I have a dream that my 4 children will one day be judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin"
At a time when the Nation was going through profound, and often violent, change, Martin Luther King used unforgettable words to describe an America at its best. Now, a close friend of the slain civil rights leader sees King's dream becoming reality:
"I'm sure that Obama is a fulfillment of that vision in a very specific and very direct way...coming into the highest office in the United States." Rev. Michael Haynes said.
Reverend Haynes befriended Dr King when King was a graduate student at Boston University. He believes Obama's inauguration speech may be even more significant historically than MLK's:
"His speech has broader ramifications than Dr. King's. Dr. King had a vision, and now he has the power and the authority, which Dr. King did not have."
He's not alone in linking Martin Luther King's most memorable speech with Barack Obama's victory:
I asked Gov. Patrick, "Does his election mean that Martin Luther King's dream has come true?"
"We're certainly closer to it, but one thing that Dr. King understood is the quest for social justice and the work for it is never complete," Gov. Patrick said.
"Let freedom ring...!" Dr. King said.
"I think Barack Obama's election and the size and sort of definitiveness of that vote, was an inspiration to so many." Gov. Patrick added.
"This is your victory!" Barack Obama said on election night.
"Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty, we're free at last!" Martin Luther King said during the March on Washington.
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