NAACP Image Award Reaches New Low

I was there in Washington, D.C. with my dad when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. I was a little boy. Highlights I remember are yellow school buses parked as far as I could see, MLK's speech, and black actress Lena Horne's electrifying one-word speech. Horn approached the podium and simply screamed the word "FREEDOM!" holding it for a long time. The crowd of 250,000 plus went wild with laughter and applause. I also remember how certain ideas in MLK's speech struck powerful chords in my young heart and mind. "People should be judged by the content of their character rather than the color of their skin ... little black boys and girls and little white boys and girls holding hands in brotherhood." Recently, my dad, now 80, reminded me of something I said that day which touched him. Dad said that I asked him why we were there. He responded, "To get our freedom." He purchased a "Freedom" button for me. I...(Read Full Article)

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