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I Have a Dream

History will remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a national icon for his role in advancing civil rights. He is also recognized for being one of the greatest orators in American history following his “I Have a Dream” speech during the organized March on Washington in 1963.

We live in a different era today. It’s the digital age where anyone has access to the most powerful social media tools for building and delivering a message. Follow me. Like this. Share this. Unfortunately, too many of us have access to a platform, but lack a meaningful message. I can only imagine the speed, reach, and impact of King’s message if he had access to these platforms today. I guarantee you he wouldn’t be “updating his status” on what he was watching on TV or “checking in” at his favorite restaurant. He’d use them as a pervasive means to carry his racial equality message to all reaches of the world. Purpose. Meaning. Influence.

So today, I choose to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr with several of his sound bites that would have influence through today’s social media platforms. These are all memorable quotes that could reach the masses as tweets while still having a powerful impact. 

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

The time is always right to do what is right.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

A right delayed is a right denied.

One day we will learn that the heart can never be totally right when the head is totally wrong.

Quietly endure, silently suffer and patiently wait.

Hate destroys the hater…

True peace is not merely the absence of tension: it is the presence of justice.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

I Have A Dream!

I leave you with a simple message. We have the tools. The challenge is to now develop a meaningful message.


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One Comment on “I Have a Dream”

  1. The Midget 01/22/2013 at 5:45 AM #

    Powerful message today bro. Completely agree. The world has become a place of “ME” and not “WE”. see at NTM looking forward to brainstorming on the new hear

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