We Hold these truths to be self-evident!
August 28, 1963, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. craftied a speech titled, “I Have a dream.” The span of time lasted about seventeen minutes, it had a number of comments worth noting and supporting; however, the idea that captured the hearts and minds of practically every American was, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
He ended the speech with the phrase, “..free at free, free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last!” What a marvelous speech. More importantly, the idea that when judging individuals, each of us should rightly want to do so based on the inside of a person as opposed to physical characteristics.
When you delve into this “Race to Excellence: Revisited” you will find reasons to deny a comparison of the “content of character” phrase by Rev. Dr. King to the real Founding Fathers’ intent in this “Land of the Free.” However, for those who love this nation and understand the true intent of the real Founding Fathers, there is no doubt the thinking of Dr. King and the founders is consistent with freedom and justice for all. That includes black Americans and women.