Monday, January 17, 2011


January 17, 2011

If it is January 17, it must be time for your annual reminder of the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.  I did't have to do this regularly until a couple of years ago, when the local paper stopped running the text of the speech in the paper.

Here, for example, is one of my favoritely titled posts of all time:  Don't Lean In.  I didn't have to focus on MLK that day because we had handled it in-house.  It was only in 2009, when the paper let me down, that I had to take matters in my own hand.

And again, last year:

This being Aggieland, I have now created a tradition by doing something twice in a row.  So here is your 2011 MLK "I Have a Dream" speech.  This time the complete version.  Try to watch it without tearing up.  I can't.


  1. I never can either... breaks my heart in a million pieces. And Oh how far we've come. Thank the Lord.

  2. I was surprised you did not call me that morning and read me his speech like you used to do at the breakfast table.