“I Have a Dream” is possibly one of the most iconic speeches of all time.
Maybe you feel the same way when you listen to the words – goosebumps! Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a man with a vision – a world united no matter what colour, creed, race, religion or any other differences that bigots zone in on. To hold hands and declare we are mankind.
It was a speech set in a time of racial segregation, racial hatred and injustice.
I am reminded of that speech by Danielle Des. I met Danielle through a bloggers’ group on Facebook’s “Cafe Blog.” She is a talented lady who not only writes great stuff but she can dance – and how!
This is what Danielle had to say about her dance ability on her blog The Thought Card –
Today was monumental in my professional stepping career because Soul Steps performed live on Good Day New York on Fox 5 Television! This televised performance of “Hands Up” was a powerful and thought proving [sic] piece that coupled Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” with unique and intricate sounds created by our bodies.
Would you like to watch the Fox 5 Television video?
Enjoy it as much as I did? Let me know.
I reproduce the final passage of the speech –
When we allow freedom to ring-when we let it ring
from every city and every hamlet, from every state and
every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all
of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and
Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join
hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual,
“Free at last, Free at last, Great God Almighty. ” We are
free at last.”
Fast forward to 2016 and don’t you think Dr. King would have included Muslims?
I feel sure he would have nodded and said, “Of course, we are all children of God.”