A Sophisticate has a Dream

“Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase.” Martin Luther King Jr.

The ‘I Have a Dream’ speech still resonates in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to hear it as it does for those who did not hear it but who are alive now. The dream communicated by Martin Luther King Jr. is shared in the hearts of generations of people who are alive today whether they are black or white.

Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the greatest leaders to have ever lived. I say “is” instead of “was” because his legacy and example lives on for those who choose to understand what leadership means.


When I visited the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial I realized the proximity was not a coincidence. I also realized when he made his speech, why the Lincoln Memorial was chosen. Lincoln believed and sought for unity but Martin Luther King Jr. became the leader for unity in the United States. 

For me, Martin Luther King Jr. was "THE" leader for equality. A fight we continue to fight for today.

My dream is that one day the United States stands for something that we imagined when we created the word “United States” and lives for what “Under God” means, His purpose for us as human beings, “To love one another”.

Flash forward to the 21st Century, Obama  took his oath of office in same place as the "I Have a Dream" speech. The significance of what the life of Martin Luther King Jr. stood for and his message of hope has not changed. With the message of hope that all men are created equal the impact of the Civil Rights movement and what it stood for today means just as much as it did in when Martin Luther King Jr. made his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in 1963.

With the second inauguration of President Obama the message of hope that all men are created equal still rings true.  Has Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream become a reality? In the hearts of those who remember and respect the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. there is a certain level of respect for President Obama and the promise of hope that he represents to people today.

A Sophisticate has dreams that extend past the universe into the stratosphere of possibility. Her dream includes the hope for equality of all human beings regardless of race, culture, or religion. Even though she knows she nor life isn't perfect, like Martin Luther King Jr., she has a dream. ;D