Yesha Callahan

A Holiday Fit For A King

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“…what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation..” ~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I also think yesterdays concert at the Lincoln Memorial, is definitely a demonstration that will be forever embedded in our memories. The sea of people at both of these events were astronomical and historical. A sea of black, white, yellow and brown faces from every socio-economic status and walk of life were able to experience both of these events live and in person.

As I sat watching the concert yesterday, I also wondered how many of those people were at the Lincoln Memorial when Dr. King gave his infamous speech and are now seeing his “dream” being fulfilled in such a historical way. As millions of people converge upon Washington, DC over these next few days, I hope they realize the impact of one man’s dream and another man’s destiny being fulfilled.

  1. January 19, 2009 - Reply

    Great post! This is an occasion, many people will never forget.

  2. January 19, 2009 - Reply

    I agree the magnitude of being able to say years from now I stood in that place. I watched him take the oath. tomorrow will be momentus, and it was dr.kings dream that started it

  3. January 19, 2009 - Reply

    Amen. I’m a little concerned that Dr. King’s legacy is being overlooked and will lose it’s significance in the years to come. I guess it’s up to us to keep ppl aware. Great post!

  4. January 20, 2009 - Reply

    As Barack takes the oath amid a publicity storm usually reserved for regular celebrity and not elected officials, I would urge all of us who are aware of and write about racial issues, to look around at the mix of people there. Take note of the feeling of all those around and realize, that at least today, we are all on the same team.

  5. January 21, 2009 - Reply

    well said

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