Last week it was 50 years since Martin Luther King delivered his ‘I have a dream’ speech.
Read this report from the NZ Herald:
President Barack Obama hailed Martin Luther King Jr for saving America from oppression but said “constant vigilance” was needed to keep the civil rights icon’s dream of equality alive.
Fifty years after the “I have a dream speech,” America’s first black president stood poignantly on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, where King made an appearance in 1963 which changed history.
“He offered a salvation path for oppressed and oppressors alike,” Obama said, in a ringing address, which he admitted beforehand would not match King’s oratory.
“His words belong to the ages, possessing a power and prophecy unmatched in our time,” Obama said.
Read the rest at The NZ Herald.