I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.
As I was reading various Dr Martin Luther King speechs, it is amazing that most, if not all are still relevant today. I will never know the struggles of African Americans during the Civil Rights movement other than what I have read and stories my dad has shared with me of his spring training days during a brief stint in the minor leagues. and busing from Florida to Iowa.
Being an advocate for my son, for those new readers he has a duel diagnosis of Down syndrome and Autsim and is non-verbal, I can see Dr King speaking out against discrimination against those with disabilities. Hearing stories from self advocates and their struggles, there is a lot of work that needs to be done. While there is no violance againt those with disabilities that I am aware of, there are many roads that are still closed.
I am sure that there are plenty of stories with the I Have a Drean speech, I am including links to other speeches. As you read them please think about the discrimination that you face in your life and see how relevant he speeches are.
Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech http://www.writespirit.net/inspirational_talks/political/martin_luther_king_talks/nobel_prize_acceptance_speech
Where Do We Go From Here Speech http://www.writespirit.net/inspirational_talks/political/martin_luther_king_talks/where_do_we_go_from_here/
Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/index.php/kingpapers/article/remaining_awake_through_a_great_revolution/