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(RNS) On the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, scholars say it would be a mistake to celebrate King’s “I Have a Dream” speech without also acknowledging its profound criticism of American values.


  1. The dream that he envisioned, the brotherhood of man among ALL races on earth with major qualities of love, care and friendship, and without any hate, prejudice or nationalism will only be realized and become a fact through God’s kingdom or heavenly government in the near future on a worldwide basis. It cannot be accomplished by man or his governments on their own, evidently, even 50 years after his speech.

  2. The founders also did not envision equality for Native Americans. Although some Native Americans who tried to assimilate into the Euro-decent individuals’ viewpoints, did own slaves. I wish that King had also said that Native Americans were also exiles in their own land.

  3. Haywood Jablomi

    Yes ,even to aspire to President of isn’t proof enough. Never will the blacks be free, because our own predigious hold us back.And the race card is always to easy of an option.This negates all that is accomplished. Read ‘Parting of the Waters”, a great insight to the struggle and support of many unsung heros. Peace and love to all.

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