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Happy MLK Day: Believe in the dream

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Photo of Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 -- April 4, 1968)

Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 -- April 4, 1968)

“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.’ ”
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream, 1963.

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2 Responses to Happy MLK Day: Believe in the dream

  1. John Brady Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    City Council meeting 1=10-12

    “City Mayor City Council City Staff

    Thank you for once again honoring the memory of Dr Martin Luther King’s birthday.

    On behalf of the Burbank Human Relations Council, which has encouraged this celebration for decades, I wanted to make a few brief comments.

    However recent circumstances have changed my comments.

    Once again, over the past few days, fliers from the National Alliance have defiled Burbank soil. This racist filth was distributed just up the hill. In four color I must compliment… they are getting better.

    But it will have no effect here.

    As Dr King once said “I have a dream that one day, one day little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

    Well those children are now advancing to middle age and they have raised their children well.

    One travels the world and sees other cultures but ….in their own way ….are the same.

    It is here in Los Angeles County. The most different different different place on the planet that this kind of stuff of the National Alliance will not stand.

    We, here in Burbank, are part of a 10 to 12 million people community that has more races, ethnic groups, religious groups and the best tasting food in the world.

    And it’s working! Dr. King’s vision is working, Crime is down is Los Angels County and, I wish to report to you, hate crimes are down even further!! Violent hate crimes are down even further.

    We have a responsibility to be an example to our city, our state, our country and the world that so many different people can live together.

    It was part of Dr King’s vision for America…. for us to live in harmony and justice and peace.

    There is no other place I would rather live, at this hour, than right here.

    I would like to call …..CM Mike Flad to the podium.

    We have got a lot of these. In the past few years we have given this proclamation to good organizations and individuals.

    This proclamation is precious.

    Could you arrange this, with the Chief of Police for this to be given to Det. David Kleinfeld, our liason for hate crimes?”

    Thank you Fronnie for giving me the forgiveness over what a stupid 7th grader said about Dr. King. Who found out within 36 or 48 hours of his death he really did believe in the America I believed in.

    He changed my life.

  2. Fronnie Lewis Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    John,

    I appreciate your comments. Thank you for sharing.

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