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.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I Have a Dream,
Aug. 28, 1963
Aug. 28, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Dr. King shared with the world that the dream of equality for all was not realized, but it was possible.