In 1963 Martin Luther King Jr stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC and delivered one of the most memorable, moving, and meaningful speeches in American History. It was his most famous moment, but not his most significant. It was a public culmination of so much hard work and perseverance, a work that went on for five more years before his assassination.
On this MLK weekend we would do well to remember it, to watch it in full, and think about how his dream has yet to come to fruition. Laws have changed. Progress has been made. But we still live in a racially divided society. Let this memorial weekend to a great man, a hero, be a needed reminder for all of us of both the heart change and the societal change that is still needed.