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January 18, 1988 n i -■hi
“I Have A Dream”
1 say to you today, my friends, that
in spite of the difficulties and frustrations
of the moment. I still have a dream. It is
a dream deeply rooted in the American
I have a dream that one day this na
tion will rise up and live out the true
meaning of its creed: "We hold these
truths lo be .self-evident: that all men are
1 have a dream that one day on the
red hills of Georgia the sons of former
slaves and the sons of former slaveowners
will be able to sit down together at the
table of brotherhood.
1 have a dream that one day even the
Stale of Mississippi, a desert state swelter
ing with the heat of injustice and oppres
sion, will be transi\)rmed into an oasis of
freedi)m 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 col
or of their ^kin but the content of their
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day the State
of Alabama, whose governor's lips are
presently dripping with the words ot in
terposition and nullification, will be
transformed into a situation where little
black boys and black girls will be able to
join hands with little white boys and white
girls and walk together as sisters and
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 plains, and the crook
ed 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 with
which I return to the South. With this faith
we will be able to hew out of the moun
tain 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 tree one
This w ill be the day when all of God's
children will be able to sing with new
meaning, "My country, "tisofthee, sweet
land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where
my fathers died, land of the pilgrims'
pride, from every mountainside, let
And if American is to be a great na
tion, this must become true. So let
freedom ring from the prodigious hills 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 snowcap
ped Rockies of Colorado.
Let freedom ring from the curvacious
peaks 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.
When we let freedom 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 Gcxi’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!"
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The La Verne Players, Inc.
National Black Touring Circuit, Inc.’s
I HAVE A DREAM
An Evening of theatre and music based
on the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tentative Date: February 1, 1988
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
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