Notebook: Obama's Dream
Discrimination and racial violence were rampant in 1963, when Dr. King talked about his dream. Blacks had the right to vote, but often didn't, because of intimidation. Some public places were still designated, "for whites only."
We've come a long way, but the journey is not over. One candidate's success doesn't necessarily translate into equal opportunity for all. We're sadly not always judged by the content of our character.
Even Rev. King probably never imagined that an African-American child, then just two years old, would have his dream realized as the democratic nominee for president of the United States.