King’s Dream Now A Reality
I would like to thank you for planting and cultivating the seeds of your dream.
Thank you so very much for those numerous conversations with Lyndon B. Johnson.
It is said he wrote the Voting Rights Act while on the road from Selma to
Montgomery. I am so very thankful to Lyndon B. Johnson because August 6,
1965 we as Black People had the unalienable right to vote!
Today, November 4, 2008, many of the past atrocities still live in our
memories. But, today we prevail over the tyranny. No more segregated schools,
housing, or restaurants. No more White and Colored water fountains. No more
fire hoses, vicious hordes spewing hatred and bigotry. No more strange fruit
swinging from trees. No more ferocious dogs ripping flesh from the bone. No
more racial injustice of the South, and no more psychological covert hatred of
I dedicate this night to every stolen African. To every African raped, beaten,
sold, dehumanized and slaughtered. This night is for every slave, sharecropper,
everybody lynched, castrated or burned. To everyone ever called nigger, gal,
boy, or coon. This night is for you!
Dr. King this night is for your lovely and beautiful wife, the great Coretta
Scott King. It's for Baynard Rustin, Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X.
This night is for Louella Glover who worked tirelessly to educate and eradicate
the stigma of racism, knowing in her heart and mind she was just as good as
anyone. Just as brilliant and intelligent as anyone else.
Tonight Dr. King, Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United
States of America! Emmitt Till, this night is for you my brother. This is the
first time in the history of this nation a Black Man has been selected and
elected as America's Commander and Chief!
This truly is the first time in my life that I stand proud as an American. I
feel proud singing and shouting Glory Glory Hallelujah, as Barack and his
family transition to The White House! I am an American this day Dr. King!
The First Lady Dr. King has empowered us by being a reflection of us. She has
our skin, our eyes, and hair. She is absolutely stunning as she is a direct
descendant of American Slavery.
So today, this day November4, 2008, sons of former slaves and the sons of
former slave-owners have finally sat down at the table of brotherhood!
Your children no longer live in a nation where they and their achievements
are judged by the color of their skin. Like Barack Obama and the First Lady,
they are now judged by the content of their character!
Your dream was achieved today!
No longer do we feel trampled by the feet of hate and oppression.
Dr. King, I realize we still have a journey ahead, but I truly believe we have
reached the Promised Land and we are finally FREE AT LAST!
November 4, 2008 11:32 PM
Results Gratifying For DUS Reader
person of multi-racial and cultural heritage, as well as, being a
father-grandfather of multi-racial and multi-cultural off springs, the election
of Barack Obama as President-Elect is especially gratifying and motivational.
The United States is a nation of immigrants made up of many races and cultures
coming together in this melting pot to create something new and improved.
Finally after over 232 years there will be a president that represents multiple
races and cultures. Moreover, Barack Obama is the face of today’s nation as
well as the future. Hopefully it’ll mark the end of the 20th century politician
and the beginning of the 21st century government leader.
forward to spending time with my grandchildren in Southern California during
the forthcoming holiday season so that I can proudly tell them to look at their
family tree with pride, to absorb all the colors and flavors of their diverse
heritage and use it to their advantage just as Barack Obama did. By doing so,
they can aspire to accomplish anything they desire. They can be whatever their
hearts and minds can dream.