Black History Month: What did MLK mean by 'The American Dream'? Let's Talk!
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By the Good Book invites you to sign up for "Black History Month: What did MLK mean by 'The American Dream'?." On June 6th 1961 Dr. King gave the commencement address at the Lincoln University in Pennsylvannia, which he titled, 'The American Dream'. What did he mean by it? In honor of Black History Month, Michael Olorunninwo & Ibi Davies will help curate & focus this month's Late Edition of 'By the Good Book' on discussing this one of MLK's 2,500 speeches. What did Dr. King have in mind when he started the delivery of that commencement speech in 1961 by saying that "In a real sense, America is essentially a dream, a dream as yet unfulfilled." 60 years after, has that dream been fufilled. Let's talk... See you on Thursday Feb 11th at 7pm PT!
Words on Marble: "... America is essentially a dream... It is a dream of a land where men of all races, of all nationalities and of all creeds can live together as brothers. The substance of the dream is expressed in these words, words lifted to cosmic proportions: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness'. This is the dream." - MLK