I know I’m late to this. I just spotted this photo in Barack Obama’s Instagram feed. (I ‘follow’ it, but pretty much abandoned Instagram when Facebook bought it.)
I’ve stood on that spot (yeah, tourist, me) at the top of the steps in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, right on the battered little sign: Dr Martin Luther King delivered his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech on this spot on August 28, 1963 …
To me, it is so fitting that President Obama should stand there — he who embodies Dr King’s sentiment:
“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.”
That and the gift of inspirational oratory they share.