Midlife Muse at BlogHer has a wonderful post about her memories of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech which was given at the Lincoln Memorial 45 years ago today. In her post "Living History, The Dream 45 Years Later" she says:
Maybe, like me, this day -- both in 1963 and 2008 -- has overwhelming significance for you. Or maybe you're reading this and thinking that you don't plan to vote for Senator Obama. Maybe you don't really know much about Dr. King. Or maybe you aren't old enough to have lived through the fight for civil rights. And maybe you haven't experienced racial discrimination.
Well that's OK. Because if you have 12 minutes to watch this video of Dr. King's speech, you'll get a sense of why, as Americans, we're all living history today.
In honor of the history being made today, please go read her post and then watch the speech. It's a major moment in American history and one that every American should see.