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el sabroso oficio / del dulce mirar GóngoraWie schwer es ist, die Schönheit zu begreifen! Günter Eich

miércoles, 28 de agosto de 2013

50 años del discurso de Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr. with his father and son, Atlanta, GA, 1963, by Richard Avedon


Leaders of March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom marching w. signs (R-L) Matthew Ahmann, Floyd McKissick, Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Eugene Carson Blake, by Robert W. Kelley 1963


March on Washington for Racial Equality, by Bruce Davidson 1963


Martin Luther King Jr., gives his I Have a Dream speech to a crowd before the Lincoln Memorial during the Freedom March in Washington, DC, on August 28, 1963


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., climax of his `I Have A Dream' speech, by Bob Adelman 1963


(Todas las fotografías proceden de Photo Tractatus - Flickr)


Fragmento del discurso "I have a dream", que puede ser leído y escuchado íntegramente en American Rethoric:


And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

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.

I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today!

I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."