Wednesday, February 11, 2009

i have a dream

one of my idol, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., every time i watch this video, i feel so much appreciation and so inspired by his words. check it out here.
ronni is 3/8 black and i have come to realize the importance of celebrating this part of her in our family. to remember to appreciate on a daily base just isn't as easy as we like it to be. so, having the nation to have a month just to celebrate black history is a great thing!

”I Have a Dream”

On August 28, 1963, some 250,000 people—both black and white—participated in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the largest demonstration in the history of the nation’s capital and the most significant display of the civil rights movement’s growing strength. After marching from the Washington Monument, the demonstrators gathered near the Lincoln Memorial, where a number of civil rights leaders addressed the crowd, calling for voting rights, equal employment opportunities for blacks and an end to racial segregation. The last leader to appear was the Baptist preacher Martin Luther King Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), who spoke eloquently of the struggle facing black Americans and the need for continued action and nonviolent resistance. —I have a dream,” King intoned, expressing his faith that one day whites and blacks would stand together as equals, and there would be

harmony between the races: —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.” King’s improvised sermon continued for nine minutes after the end of his prepared remarks, and his stirring words would be remembered as undoubtedly one of the greatest speeches in American history. At its conclusion, King quoted an —old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’” King’s speech served as a defining moment for the civil rights movement, and he soon emerged as its most prominent figure.

~ Martin Luther King Jr.

i decided that starting this month, i will have a monthly giveaway on the 15th of every month (dr. martin luther king jr.'s birthday date)!

the above hair clip will be the giveaway for this month, you can see more photos through my etsy store. i will duplicate it but the skull will not look exactly the same due to the nature of "handmade".
all you have to do is send me a message through email or convo me through my etsy store. i will randomly select a winner from the email messages. your email address will be only used for the giveaway for the month. i will notify the winner by email and i will post your name on this blog!

last week, i made a delivery of new stocks of skull beaded earrings, wood earrings with new images, heart tin boxes, new images on candles, magnets, mirrors, and above hair clips to olverita's village!

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