March on Washington 2013

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

As a young person in the United States today, I am challenged by the responsibility I have to intentionally engage in a history of oppression—a responsibility to confront my social identity, my privilege and why I am tied to the movement.

Dr. King’s American Dream

We will hear a lot in these days of celebration of Dr. King’s magnificent “I have a Dream” speech. It is worth watching or reading again as part of the national tribute. But a lesser-known Dream speech is perhaps more poignant and challenging for us today: his commencement address at Lincoln University in 1961: “The American Dream.”