Black ink : Black Student Movement, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. online resource ([Chapel Hill, N.C.]) 1969-current, January 18, 1988, Image 3
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 dream. 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 created equal." 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 character. 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 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 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 day. 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 freedom ring." 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. PRESENTS 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 For Further Information Contact: Carolyn Jones (481-4253) or Clear Terms (834-8853) (^lack Sherry Whitesides Editor Timika Shaieek Managing Editor Kenneth Pugh Advertising Manager Kimberll Johnson Special Projects Editor Gerraud Etienne Gerda Gallop Fred Gorham Charles Mills Sports Editor Staff Writers Diana Lowery Associate Editor Richard White News Editor Tanya Person Features Editor Sheila WUIiams Business Manager Birshari Greene Monica Parham Annie Ellison Keith Belton Kenneth Pugh Joyce Rogers Staff Photographers Sherry Whitesides Distribution Fred Gorham Photographer Assbtant and Production Jocelyn Washington The Black Ink is a bi-weekly publication by the students of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Black Ink is the official newspaper of the Black Stu-1 dent Movement. Its purpose is to link and unify the black student community through awareness and information. Comments and editorials written in The Black Ink reflect the views of the writers and are not necessarily shared by The Black Ink staff. The Black Ink office is located in 108D of the Carolina Union. The mailing ad dress is Box 42, Carolina Union, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. The telephone number is (919) 962-4336. Office hours: 12-1 Mon., Wed., Fri., and 11-12 Tues., Thurs.