Friday, January 16, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr

We went to the Martin Luther King conference the other day instead of class, and I thought it was fascinating. The title of the confrence was Civil Rights and the Role of Media. I thought I would include the "I Have a Dream" speech, because Martin Luther King had such an impact on America, not only with freedom, but with the media aswell. He could see a change, he knew that we could become whatever we want to become. The last speaker at the confrence was named Albert Jones. An African american that is the Diversity times Publisher and Editor. Back in the day when Martin Luther King lived, an african american printing a newspaper would have been unheard of. But because of this speech that MLK gave, it presented hope to the the minorities. So take 17 minutes out of your day and listen to this speech word for word. it will change the way you think about yourself, and all of the things that we are gifted with everyday.

1 comment:

  1. Great post, and I'm grad you included this link. I think that MLK's speech presented hope to people beyond just minorities. Do you think it's important to have a voice for diversity in Utah? Why? What is important and beneficial about diversity?