The inscription reads Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope. Just as true today as it was in 1963 when Martin Luther King uttered those words in his infamous I have a dream speech. Maybe we’ve gone forward toward King’s vision in some ways yet it seems we have a ways to go as a human culture to achieve any sort of sane semblance of the real meaning behind those words. After 50 years, at least we’ve constructed a monument to the man and his dream. Here’s to embracing his dream as our dream.
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