We cannot walk alone and as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.
We cannot turn back. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.
And even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream rooted in the American dream. I dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all the people are created equal.”
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
–excerpts from I HAVE A DREAM by Martin Luther King, Jr. August 28, 1963