Can you BELIEVE today is here? Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the second inauguration of our first African American President, Barack Obama and the Oscar-nominated LINCOLN is in the theaters... out of horrible injustice, and a million wrongs, we CAN see a better day.
"Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. For if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well." -President Barack Obama, Inaugural Address, 2013
Richard Blanco, the first Hispanic inaugural poet and the first openly gay one, delivered the poem, ONE TODAY during ceremonies for President Obama's second inauguration.
Those two bibles Barack Obama's hand is on... one belonged to Dr. King, the other to Lincoln. 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation (Jan. 1, 1863) and the 50th anniversary of Dr, King's March on Washington (Aug. 28, 1963) and the "I Have a Dream" speech, which was originally titled “Normalcy, Never Again”. The first drafts never included the phrase “I have a dream.” Near the end of the speech, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson shouted to Dr. King from the crowd, “Tell them about the dream, Martin.” Dr. King stopped delivering his prepared speech and started preaching, punctuating his points with “I have a dream.” Amen.