Rep. Johnson honors legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on the 47th anniversary of his famous "I Have A Dream" speech

August 27, 2010
Press Release

LITHONIA – Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) issued the following statement to honor the memory and legacy of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of the 47th anniversary of his famous “I Have A Dream” speech.

“Martin Luther King Jr. is the embodiment of sacrifice and spirit that helped lead us to become a better society, a better nation and world,” said Johnson.

“His speech 47 years ago from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial should serve as a reminder today that while we have made great progress, we still have a long way to go in fulfilling the Dream.

Dr. King urged this nation to “live out the true meaning of its Creed.”  Today is a time for introspection.  A time to ponder who we are as a people, a time to ponder how we go forward together in unity and love and reject the forces of division and hate.  We are eternally grateful to Dr. King and the organizers of the l964 March on Washington.  It was truly one of our nation’s finest hours.  It was a beacon for who we want to be as a nation and a guidepost to move us forward.”


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