“I have a dream…”
Half a century ago, Martin Luther King Jr’s words rang strong and clear.
“That one day this nation will rise up.”
Sparking change across the nation.
Those who still rally for the rights of everyone gathered on the steps of the California State Capitol Wednesday afternoon.
“We have plenty of work to do,” said Governor Jerry Brown.
Brown, tying our country’s shadowed past with the brightness of our future.
“It’s balancing the achievements the progress we’re making with the road yet to be traveled,” Brown said.
Others say there’s still more work to do.
“California remains deeply segregated by race and class,” said educational civil rights leader Arun Ramanathan with Education Trust-West.
Speakers today taking the message of having a dream and waking up those who are still shutting a blind eye to what they say is local race issues.
“It is more likely for a young black man to go to prison than to go to college,” Ramanathan said.
Back in Washington, President Obama urged all to look back in order to break down boundaries here on out.
“The March on Washington teaches us that we are not trapped by the mistakes of history, That we are masters of our fate. But it also teaches us that the promise of this nation will only be kept when we work together,” Obama said.