Martin Luther King said during his famous speech that “We can not walk alone” reminding his followers that there were white brothers and sisters among their ranks that day.
An epiphany of historical significance that the LGBT community has built our success on. But MLK did not mean to include the LGBT community in “we”. So for the record from day one we were “We” and continue to be “We”.
King had kept Rustin at a distance under pressure from other black leaders. The late Rep. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. of Harlem had forced Rustin off of the board of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Roy Wilkins, head of the NAACP, didn’t want Rustin running the 1963 march.
I didn’t know that the greatest speech ever made was being held hostage for profit. Mother Jones has brought it to my attention that commercial enterprises must pay a hefty fee to publish MLK’s I’ve Got A Dream Speech.
I’m a poor blogger who never had an advert on my blog for just that reason. It allows me the freedom of speech.
So here for your viewing pleasure one of the most important moments in American history, but first a little about one of the most important figures in LGBT people struggle for our shared dream.
I’ve Got A Dream.