I have a dream Yes [applause] that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice Yeahsweltering with the heat of oppression Mhmwill be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
Martin Luther King's I have a dream speech August 28 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. Yes Lord This is our hope. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.
Free at last! This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning, "My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism.
Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exhalted, 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.
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.
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.