ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel


Updated on October 15, 2011

Wonderful accomplishments.

President Barack Obama was just 8 years old, when the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King took place; however, the two lives have merged so intrinsically, the president has completely fulfilled much of Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech.

That the children of former slaves and former slave owners will be sitting at "the table of brotherhood" one day, to hammer out their problems and find solutions to their common concerns.

If that was not a prediction of the future by Dr. King, then the scenario of former civil rights leaders and the Congressional delegation attending the dedication, and the aftermath dinner reception at the White House would be unrealistic, if not futile. To many, it has been prophecy fulfilled.

The attendees will be sitting at the same table and dipping their hands in the same bowl to eat, so to speak (pun is the blog's). The words of the famous political and civil rights leader have come so true, it will not just be historians, who will bear witness to the occasion, but also the common man in the street.

They are going to be guests of the first African American president, under the roof provided by long past presidents; some of whom have been slave masters themselves; and who will die to see a black president being accorded the dignity and respect he deserves for himself and his family.

The First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters will be there too; having the same amount of respect being shown them. That will certainly be a momentous experience for both the first family and their guests.

Such a gathering will only grieve the hearts of die hard separatists and segregationists, who still harbor hatred for the change in race relations in America. They yearn for the Jim Crow law days, when separate bathrooms are provided on the basis of race; and black people have to cram in the back of city buses like sheep. Although, there is plenty of room upfront in that same bus, they will not get a seat, because of the color of their skin.

Dr. King has died out of hatred and at the hands of racist individuals who deplored that liberty was a blessing meant for every person to enjoy, irrespective of race or color.

America has come a long way from those horrible times, mainly due to the struggles of Dr. King and other civil right leaders, who marched in all kinds of weather to make demands on unscrupulous authorities, for "the powers that be" to change their attitude toward other human beings. There were those, who marched in sympathy with their black neighbors to bring about freedom and equality in society; and the whole world would be grateful to them for many years to come.

The dedication of Dr. King's monument should be a reminder to all Americans that we were all one people, and we were in agreement of what he had done to change the attitude of society for the better; and all honor and praise must be given him, and in remembrance of his wonderful accomplishments.

His famous saying that every person must be judged by the content of his or her character, and not by his or her color has resonated throughout the rest of the world. His death has not been in vain.

He would be remembered forever for his positive contribution to humanity as a whole.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)