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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. told the world about his dream   (history.com) divider line
    More: Vintage, African American, Martin Luther King, Jr., African American civil rights movement, Lincoln Memorial, Racial segregation, Martin Luther King, Dream' Speech, Washington, D.C.  
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2020-08-28 10:49:51 AM  
8 votes:
"...this perfect female body, right? But with the head of Abraham Lincoln. The hat, the beard, everything."

"Dr. King, what about the other dream you mentioned?"

"Oh, that one? OK. My bad."

*turns back to National Mall and resumes speech*
 
2020-08-28 11:24:57 AM  
5 votes:
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2020-08-28 12:05:51 PM  
4 votes:

wage0048: And in 57 years, society has utterly failed to make that dream a reality.


We were well on our way, but six years ago to this same date today, Obama had to bust out the tan suit and ruin everything for everybody. Thanks, Obama.
 
2020-08-28 11:27:57 AM  
3 votes:
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2020-08-28 10:59:59 AM  
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2020-08-28 1:37:08 PM  
2 votes:
My then 6 year old Crazy self was there with my dad in '63.
Was going to be there today, but work and the Rona put the kibosh on that.

Was going to have a tshirt printed:
Was here in '63
Here in '20
Shiat ain't changed
 
2020-08-28 12:03:05 PM  
2 votes:

wage0048: And in 57 years, society has utterly failed to make that dream a reality.


We've rather been headed the opposite direction since the Reagan Years.   Some victories for civil rights, sure, but now we've got a Hitler Lover in office.
 
2020-08-28 11:32:15 AM  
2 votes:
"I have a dream that one day little black boys and girls will join little white boys and girls and drag the dead bodies of white moderates through the street."
 
2020-08-28 4:24:02 PM  
1 vote:

HighOnCraic: From an earlier speech:

...there is need for strong, aggressive leadership from the federal government. So far, only the judicial branch of the government has evinced this quality of leadership. If the executive and legislative branches of the government were as concerned about the protection of our citizenship rights as the federal courts have been, then the transition from a segregated to an integrated society would be infinitely smoother. But we so often look to Washington in vain for this concern. In the midst of the tragic breakdown of law and order, the executive branch of the government is all too silent and apathetic. In the midst of the desperate need for civil rights legislation, the legislative branch of the government is all too stagnant and hypocritical.
This dearth of positive leadership from the federal government is not confined to one particular political party. Both political parties have betrayed the cause of justice. (Oh yes) The Democrats have betrayed it by capitulating to the prejudices and undemocratic practices of the southern Dixiecrats. The Republicans have betrayed it by capitulating to the blatant hypocrisy of right wing, reactionary northerners. These men so often have a high blood pressure of words and an anemia of deeds. [laughter]
In the midst of these prevailing conditions, we come to Washington today pleading with the president and members of Congress to provide a strong, moral, and courageous leadership for a situation that cannot permanently be evaded. We come humbly to say to the men in the forefront of our government that the civil rights issue is not an ephemeral, evanescent domestic issue that can be kicked about by reactionary guardians of the status quo; it is rather an eternal moral issue which may well determine the destiny of our nation (Yeah) in the ideological struggle with communism. The hour is late. The clock of destiny is ticking out. We must act now, before it is too late.

"Give Us the Ballot," Address Delivered ...


Best part:  I read it in his voice.
 
2020-08-28 3:18:29 PM  
1 vote:
Also, anyone who chooses to quote MLK Jr's "peace" and ignores the fact that his peace-seeking was based on a socialist society is a cherry-picking fool. There is no peace w/o *both* addressing poverty and social injustice.

"All that I have said boils down to the point of affirming that mankind's survival is dependent upon man's ability to solve the problems of racial injustice, poverty, and war"

~ MLK Jr's 1964 Nobel Peace Prize speech

To the douchebags that claim we don't need to raise the min wage back to its 1968 peak, and can just keep creeping slowly towards the future: you were never part of MLK Jr's crew and he'd have punted you in your genitals.
 
2020-08-28 1:10:20 PM  
1 vote:

Hickory-smoked: Every time I hear a Conservative quote the March on Washington speech, I want to ask if they know literally anything else that MLK ever said or wrote.



Rumor is he had a lighter, mischievous side as well.

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2020-08-28 12:59:37 PM  
1 vote:

Alien Robot: wage0048: And in 57 years, society has utterly failed to make that dream a reality.

Democrats really believe this. It's perpetually 1965 in Selma to them.


Seems like a number of Trump fans feel the same way.

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2020-08-28 12:42:24 PM  
1 vote:

Alien Robot: Alien Robot: wage0048: And in 57 years, society has utterly failed to make that dream a reality.

Democrats really believe this. It's perpetually 1965 in Selma to them.

60 and 2.2.
In 1940, 60 percent of employed black women worked as domestic servants; today the number is down to 2.2 percent, while 60 percent hold white- collar jobs.

44 and 1.
In 1958, 44 percent of whites said they would move if a black family became their next door neighbor; today the figure is 1 percent.

18 and 86.
In 1964, the year the great Civil Rights Act was passed, only 18 percent of whites claimed to have a friend who was black; today 86 percent say they do, while 87 percent of blacks assert they have white friends.

1964.
They are no, and have never been, a black mayor of a large American city. A black President would be inconceivable.


And in 2020 we have an openly white supremacist in the White House and half the country either doesn't care or supports him.
 
2020-08-28 12:22:01 PM  
1 vote:

Alien Robot: wage0048: And in 57 years, society has utterly failed to make that dream a reality.

Democrats really believe this. It's perpetually 1965 in Selma to them.


There have been 10 weeks of protest marches because police keep murdering Black Americans without consequences, Black people are still massively over policed and imprisoned, their schools are still systemically underfunded, and racism is so prevalent that the backlash to the first Black President is a rapist, racist con man.

Meanwhile the #1 show on the #1 cable news network has been written by a virulent racist and the host just condoned a white supremacist murdering BLM protesters, just one of four or five such terrorist attacks by right wing extremists against civil rights protesters.

And we still havent gotten to the Republican party deciding to normalize a gonzo conspiracy theory about a secret cabal of pedophiles trafficking children and the only hope to stop them is Donald Trump and JFK, Jr (whose been dead for 20 years) and that secret tribunals have been executing celebrities like Tom Hanks and replacing them with lookalikes and that is why violence against Democrats is ok.
 
2020-08-28 11:58:46 AM  
1 vote:

toraque: You can probably guess what 'ANNA' stands for.


All New Nippon Airways?
 
2020-08-28 11:51:33 AM  
1 vote:
And in 57 years, society has utterly failed to make that dream a reality.
 
2020-08-28 11:47:44 AM  
1 vote:
"I dreamt that I was eating a giant marshmallow.  When I woke up, my pillow was gone!!!"
 
2020-08-28 11:41:03 AM  
1 vote:
Every time I hear a Conservative quote the March on Washington speech, I want to ask if they know literally anything else that MLK ever said or wrote.
 
2020-08-28 11:32:37 AM  
1 vote:
That was a rough day for the guy who followed King

Speaking After MLK Jr. - Key & Peele
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2020-08-28 11:29:03 AM  
1 vote:

Nadie_AZ: A March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Looks like we are all gonna have to do it again. And again. And again. And again.


They're there now at the Lincoln Memorial. 

https://www.c-span.org/video/?475069-​1​/national-action-networks-get-necks-ra​lly-march&live
 
2020-08-28 11:26:31 AM  
1 vote:
A March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Looks like we are all gonna have to do it again. And again. And again. And again.
 
2020-08-28 11:24:34 AM  
1 vote:
Everyone has that annoying friend that's always trying to tell you about a dream they had.
 
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