I have a dream

23 11 2008

I Have A Dream” is the popular name given to the historic public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., when he spoke of his desire for a future where blacks and whites among others would coexist harmoniously as equals. King’s delivery of the speech on August 28, 1963, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters, the speech is often considered to be one of the greatest and most notable speeches in history and was ranked the top American speech of the 20th century by a 1999 poll of scholars of public address. According to U.S. Representative John Lewis, who also spoke that day as the President of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, “Dr. King had the power, the ability and the capacity to transform those steps on the Lincoln Memorial into a modern day pulpit. By speaking the way he did, he educated, he inspired, he informed not just the people there, but people throughout America and unborn generations.”

(Source: Wikipedia)





President-elected Barack Obama in Chicago

10 11 2008

Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States on November 4th, 2008.





Obama wins North Carolina

7 05 2008

 

                   The New York Times

Obama wins North Carolina decisively and Hillary takes Indiana by slim margin.





Barack Obama’s speech on race

30 03 2008

Interactive video and transcript of Senator Barack Obama’s speech in Philadelphia on March 18 on race.





Bush defends Iraq war on fifth anniversary

23 03 2008

Times on line: “Bush insists Iraq war was a success as Bin Laden threatens Europe on anniversary”.

CBS News: Iraq war “noble” and “necessary”.

International Herald Tribune: Bush defends Iraq war on fifth anniversary.

msnbc: On anniversary, Bush cites big successes in Iraq.

The Speech in The White House´s web.

The transcription of the You Tube Video I’ve posted:

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Barack Obama’s March 4 speech

6 03 2008

Obama Speech Excerpts

“We believe that a child born tonight should have the same chances whether she arrives in the barrios of San Antonio or the suburbs of St. Louis, on the streets of Chicago or the hills of Appalachia.

We believe that when she goes to school for the first time, it should be in a place where the rats don’t outnumber the computers, that when she applies to college cost should be no barrier to a degree that will allow her to compete with children in India or children in China for the jobs of the 21st century.

We further believe that those jobs should provide wages that can raise her family, health care for when she gets sick, a pension for when she retires.

We believe that when she tucks her own children into bed, she should feel safe knowing that they are protected from the threats we face by the bravest, best-equipped military in the world, led by a commander in chief who has the judgment to know when to send them into battle and which battlefield to fight on.

And if that child should ever get the chance to travel the world and someone should ask her where is she from, we believe that she should always be able to hold her head high with pride in her voice when she answers, I am an American.

That is the course we seek. That is the change we are calling for. You can call it many things, but you can’t call it empty.”

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