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Embracing Martin Luther King’s Vision 50 years Ago Today

Embracing Martin Luther King's Vision 50 years Ago Today

Hope for a Color-Blind Society

(Washington, D.C.) – As we celebrate five decades since Doctor Martin Luther King delivered what we've come to know as the "I Have a Dream" speech at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., we celebrate the diversity of our country so that we may continue to contribute to the United States of America without racial divide.

Daniel Garza, Executive Director of The LIBRE Initiative released the following statement:

"It is incredibly encouraging that fifty years after the Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King delivered his 'I Have a Dream' speech, millions of Americans of every race and beliefs embrace a vision that was still controversial when it was delivered. It's a message of hope – one rooted in the American Dream: that regardless of your skin color, your religion, or your circumstances of birth, you have an equal opportunity to achieve something. Generations of immigrants have built lives around this dream – ignoring the condescension from those who said they couldn't succeed on their own.

In America, your character is what delivers success – for yourself, for your family, and for your community. When I look at the Hispanic community in particular, I see so many talented young people in universities, in business, in faith communities, and in the halls of power.  This potential and talent shows me that we have made real progress to achieving Martin Luther King's dream of a truly equal society."

For interviews with a LIBRE representative, please contact: Judy Pino, 202-578-6424 or Brian Faughnan, 571-257-3309.