The March on Washington

Songs & Stories From Home Episode 47

Let justice roll down like water, righteousness like a mighty stream.
For our grandsons and granddaughters remember to remember the dream

 

Welcome to Songs and Stories from Home as we continue to Remember the Dream. This week THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. declared the March on Washington in August of 1963 the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States. In the 24 months that came after the Congress passed and the President signed into law the Civil Rights Act in July of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act in August of 1965, legislation that showed a way toward a more perfect union while helping make the idea of “liberty and justice for all” the law of the land.  

In the seasons that followed we have too often failed to meet the promise found in the rhetoric and action of those warm days. 

Now, fifty-seven summers after Dr. King shared his dream the last voice of those who spoke along with him that August day in the shadow of Abraham Lincoln has been silenced. Though John Lewis is dead, his faith in this country lives, his hope for this country alive once again in the streets, his love of this country animating the faces and the voices of those who are ready to have the dream finally come true and to be fully realized.

The opportunity is ours again, as individuals and as a nation, to once and for all keep our promises and live up to the promise, to the dream, that Dr. King so eloquently shared and ultimately died for and the heroes such as John Lewis were beaten, jailed, and fully lived for. 

 

Let justice roll down like water, righteousness like a mighty stream.
For our grandsons and granddaughters remember to remember the dream

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