6. something beautiful: somebody or something that seems particularly good-looking or wonderful
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This weekend in Washington, DC, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is scheduled to be dedicated with the unveiling of the monument on the National Mall
. Five years in the building of the DREAM, a national monument has been established in honor of the man who led the movement for justice and equality.
Some forty-eight years ago (August 28, 1963) over 200,000 people of many hues and national origins gathered for the March on Washington, in the name of jobs and equality. The culmination of the gathering in the nation’s capitol was the infamous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The march was purposed for bringing awareness to the desire and need for social, political and racial justice for black Americans in this country. The March on Washington was a stance for solidarity for people who were disenfranchised and wanted their presence to be felt and their plight conveyed by the leaders of the civil rights movement.
The March on Washington focused on Dr. King’s speech and presence at that this event when in reality there were other organizations and leaders involved known as the “Big Six”. The “Big Six” organizers were James Farmer, of the Congress of Racial Equality
(CORE); Martin Luther King, Jr.
, of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
(SCLC); John Lewis, of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
(SNCC); A. Philip Randolph
, of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
; Roy Wilkins, of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP); and Whitney Young, Jr.
, of the National Urban League
. Read more: Civil Rights March on Washington (History, Facts, Martin Luther King Jr.) — Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/spot/marchonwashington.html#ixzz1W56CABIV
Each of the “Big Six” had an agenda but all came together in the name of bringing heighten awareness to the needs of people being treated unfairly.
The “I Have a Dream” speech and the masterful orator, Dr. King who spoke those powerful words is well-known all over the world. I ask you these questions: What are you doing to “DREAM Your DREAM Into Reality”? Have you put your DREAMS on paper? Are your DREAMS a secret? Are your DREAMS on the back burner? Do you believe in your DREAMS? Do you see yourself moving your DREAMS forward? The questions are endless when you think about the idea of “DREAM Your DREAM Into Reality”,but your pursuit of the DREAM has to have the same level of desire, determination and drive as Dr. King displayed in his work with civil rights.
When you DREAM, in your sleeping hours it is an involuntary mental activity that causes your mind to unfold like scenes in a movie. Once you wake up from the sleep it is time to make the preparation and plan to “DREAM Your DREAM Into Reality”. I know that often that thought you had while sleeping (dreaming) could seem larger than life, and makes you wonder if you can make your DREAM come true. It is up to you to start NOW moving from what you think to what you can do to “DREAM Your DREAM Into Reality!”
I challenge you to wake up from your sleeping and make up your mind to believe in yourself and watch your dreams unfold. It is up to you to decided to “DREAM Your DREAM Into Reality”