Monday, January 16, 2006

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: Celebrating the Dream

"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."

-From Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" Speech, speech given in Washington D.C. after the completion of the civil rights march, 1963.

It's a dream that many of us hold on to and a dream we hope to achieve some day. And yet, this day reminds us that there is still much work to be done for the dream to come true. It's the third Monday in January, and in the United States it is a federal holiday observing the birthday of civil rights activist Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. The Dewey Blog has the summary of where in the DDC works on Martin Luther King, Jr. fall, so go find a few. And let's continue to work to make the dream come true.

Update note 1/18/2006: A Wandering Eyre provided this link to a site on segregation and the work of Martin Luther King. It is definitely worth a look. You can find the site here.

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