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Making Your Dreams Come True! - Wednesday 10:00 pm EST and 7:00 pm PST

Broadcast Number 2 (Wednesday, November 29, 2006.)
In tonight's program we will provide you the listener with: (a) Dr. Martin Luther King - "I Have a Dream" (August 1963 - Washington, DC. USA); (b) Dr. King's Speech as a Template for writng my own, "I Have a Dream"; and (c) Inspirational Quotation: "Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now." by Wolfgang Goethe, German Philosopher

Inspiration: "I Have a Dream"

picture of Dr. Martin Luther King

Take a few moments to read one of Dr. King's most profound speeches and reflect and participate in the greatness of the vision. Great Dreams call for men and women to rise up in each generation and move the Dream forward.

Dr Martin Luther King’s Speech – I Have a Dream

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.

But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.

In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check — a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.

As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We can never be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.

Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.

I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a 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 men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

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.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

And when this happens, When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Dr. King’s Speech: A Template to Writing Your Own, "I Have a Dream!"

1. Dr. King Anchors his Dream in history, a specific event...
The Promise: Dr. King anchors his speech in the promise of the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 signed by Abraham Lincoln. He describes it as a “joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity”.

2. The TRUTH is....
The Reality, 100 years later, that must be faced, is that the “Negro is still not free.”

3. Dr King Anchors his Dream in history, upon a historic document...
The Promise: He then anchors his comments to the Declaration of Independence and the promise to which every American is heir, specifically, the promise and guarantee that men are endowed with certain “inalienable rights, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

4. The TRUTH is....
The Reality is that “people of color have been given a bad check” (cheque). and Dr. King refuses to believe that the Bank of Justice is bankrupt in such a land of opportunity.

5. The Time to Engage the Dream is "NOW" - Seize the Day"
The Urgency “for coming to this hallowed spot” is to remind America of the “Fierce urgency of now…not the tranquilizing drug of gradualism” or putting it off until another time. Dr. King insists, Now is the time to rise up and act. He stresses and uses the phrase, “now is the time” (4 times).

6. The Dream calls us to emerge from our Comfort Zone to New Possibilities and Standards of Being
He calls everyone to a higher level of personhood and human dignity. Essentially, he calls his fellow citizens to emerge from darkness to light, “from the quicksand of injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood”.

8. The Results of not seizing the Moment will be Catasprophic

Dr. concludes, “It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment.” This moment is not an ending, but it is a beginning. If the moment is not seized, there will be neither rest nor tranquility.

9.The Strategy and the Standards to which to Aspire and Enact the Dream
No wrongful deed; do not drink from the cup of Bitterness and hatred; conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline, our creative protest must not degenerate into physical force; physical force must be met with soul force.

10. Message of Inclusiveness of the Dream
not a segregated dream – the freedom of the white man is tied to the freedom of the black man. (Our futures are inexorably related and tied together). The good has to be to all people involved.

11. When Will We Be Satisfied and How Do we Know the Dream is Fulfilled or In the Process of Being Fulfilled
Tangible, measurable, results ie. lodging, voting rights, social mobility, accessibility to American

12 Reality and Commission
Inspite of the persecution, difficulties and great suffering and despair, I still have a dream… rooted deeply in the American dream.

So armed with one’s faith that unearned suffering is redemptive, return to your homes and continue the struggle. Do not be overwhelmed or wallow in despair

Inspite of these difficulties,
“I Have a Dream” The nation—rise up a live its creed: “We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal.”

“I Have a Dream” Georgia; former slave owners an slaves will sit down at the table of brotherhood

“I Have a Dream” Mississippi will become an oasis of freedom and Justice. His children will be judged by character and not color of their skin.

I Have a Dream Today”

I Have a Dream” Little white boys and girls will stand hand in hand with little black boys and girls.

“I Have a Dream”

13. Foundation and Strength
Dr. King Quotes the scripture,
“Every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain will be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together”

This is the faith with which Dr King returns to the South.

He states, “With the faith we will hew out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope”.

With this faith we will transform the nation into a Symphony of Brotherhood.

With this faith we will be able to work together, pray together, struggle together, go to jail together, stand up for freedom together, knowing we will be free one day.

14. The Desired Outcome Restated
Dr. King anchors his dream in the future when all God’s children will sing with new meaning, “My country ‘tis of thee, sweet land of liberty…form every mountainside, let freedom ring.” Let Freedom Ring..(9 specific places named). Let Freedom Ring – to include all people white and black, Jew and Gentile, Catholic and Protestant… All will join hands and sing, “Free at Last! Free at Last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! A call to inclusiveness and the realization that we are only as free as we allow our brothers and sister to be free.

Inspirational Thought

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back—

Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.

A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
"

Wolfgang Goethe, German Philosopher

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