With homage to the incredible work and inspiration Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has given all people, we share our dream”¦
We at HTP have a dream ““
We have a dream that all truths are not self-evident,
And that all of us must work for each of us, so those truths become apparent.
The truth that each of us matters;
The truth that we are all agents of one another;
The truth that things are not always fair, but we have the right to seek a balance;
The truth that our uniqueness is what should bind us together, not rip us apart.
We say to you, our friends”¦.
Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow ““
We all have the right to fight for our dreams.
We have a dream ““
And it is deeply rooted in the American Dream.
We have a dream that everyday –
From the Red Hills of Georgia to the skyscrapers of Chicago –
Each of us will thrive in the face of adversity,
And rest in the gentle arms of inclusion.
We have a dream that our
Who live with physical handicaps –
Will one day live in a nation
Where they will not be judged by the form of their body,
Nor the sound of their voice,
But by the spirit in their eyes
And the passion in their heart.
We have a dream that one day the cries of shame and blame
Will be transformed into an oasis of brotherhood and sisterhood.
This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning: “This land is your land, this land is my land”¦”
“Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrims Pride ““
From every mountain side, let freedom ring!”
And when this happens –
When we allow freedom to ring from village to hamlet,
School to temple, church to corporation,
Mother to child, from generation to generation,
We will all then be able to gaze upon each other with the power of knowing,
In the words of the old Negro Spiritual:
“Free at Last, Free at Last, Thank God Almighty, we are free at last.”