Sterling Silver Martin Luther King "I have a dream" Helix Pendant
18" cable chain
1" long, 1" wide
Martin Luther King Jr [1929-1968] stands
out as one of the great political leaders of
the twentieth century. A prominent figure
in the civil rights movement in the United
States, his legacy and oratory have made
him an icon of the struggle for human
rights throughout the world.
The March on Washington for Jobs and
Freedom on 28 August 1963 was a
milestone in the civil rights movement in the
The speech given by Martin Luther King
that day from the steps of the Lincoln
Memorial, an extract of which appears
below, has taken it's place in history. The
words: I have a dream, punctuated a series of
statements of his hope for harmony and
"... I say to you today my friends - so even though
we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I
still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in
the American dream.
I have a dream, that one day, this nation will rise
up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We
hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of
Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of
former slave owners will be able to sit down
together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream, that one day even the state of
Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of
injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression,
will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and
I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama,
with its vicious racists, with its governor having
his lips dripping with the words of interposition
and nullification - one day right there in Alabama
little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as
sisters and brothers. I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be
exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made
low, the rough places will be made plain, and the
crooked places will be made straight, and the glory
of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together. This is our hope... "