“I Have a Dream” at Fifty
Martin Luther King Jr’s powerful speech was delivered during the March on Washington fifty years ago. Do take a few minutes to read and listen.
The speech is a compelling call to action, a description of the covenants of a great nation, one committed to the ideal of ordered liberty and equal justice under the law.
Five decades afterward, it is a reminder of how far we have come and how far we still have to travel to realize Dr. King’s vision.
Lawyers are part of this process, essential to realizing these commitments. It is a high calling and a substantial responsibility. On this fiftieth anniversary of a remarkable moment in our nation’s history, it is worth reflecting on exactly this.