The words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “The American Dream”

January 15, 2018 by Bill Ivey

Selection from a speech delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia on July 4, 1965, two years after his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

“But now more than ever before, America is challenged to realize its dream, for the shape of the world today does not permit our nation the luxury of an anemic democracy. And the price that America must pay for the continued oppression of the Negro and other minority groups is the price of its own destruction. For the hour is late. And the clock of destiny is ticking out. We must act now before it is too late.”

Read the entire speech here.

Written by Bill Ivey

A dedicated member of the faculty, Bill Ivey is the Middle School Dean at Stoneleigh-Burnham School. He teaches Humanities 7 and the Middle and Upper School Rock Bands. Bill is the advisor for MOCA, the middle school student government, and he coordinates and participates in the middle school service program. Among his many hats, Bill also coordinates social media for Stoneleigh-Burnham School.

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Filed Under: Martin Luther King Day, Martin Luther King Jr, anti-racism, social justice