We all listened intently to the radio as we're getting ready for school and work: it was 8am and still dark here in Alaska at 12 noon in Washington DC.
Yesterday, on Martin Luther King Day, I was running errands (catching up on life after a nice long sunny vacation -- more on that soon). I listened to an NPR "Fresh Air" interview with Civil Rights Activist John Lewis (organized the Selma-Montgomery March), and later heard MLK's "I have a Dream" Speech -- it was so amazing to reflect on the struggle that happened a mere 40-some years ago: America, we've come a long way, baby!
Here's a sentence from MLK's speech that just about made me cry (and I don't cry easily) because it has come true:
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.