Greetings from Ottawa County’s Cultural Intelligence Committee
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This is federal holiday which marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and was established back in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan.
Then, as now, many felt an uncertainty in the direction of our country as the country was ripe with the fear of racism and inequality.
On August 28, 1963, Dr. King gave a speech that’s widely referred to as the “I Have a Dream” speech. Every once in a while, an individual comes along whose words lift us, inspire us to be a better, to view the world not as it is, but what it can be. That speech holds a special meaning, not just singularly as individuals, but collectively as a nation.
The links below will direct you to that speech. The entire speech is about 17 minutes long. The portion heard most often is bout 6 ½ minutes long. Hit the link below. We hope you take the time to listen and be inspired.