DCM Eric Madison Reflects on the “I Have a Dream” Speech

To honor the 51st anniversary of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Deputy Chief of Mission Eric Madison spoke to approximately 40 students and visitors to the Embassy’s Information Resource Center about the significance of the historical speech.  Despite being delivered over 50 years ago, the speech continues to inspire younger generations with its message of equality and tolerance.

An eye witness of the March on Washington and the speech, Mr. Madison elaborated on the importance of the speech and the impact it had on the civil rights movement in the U.S.  Mr. Madison also spoke to the importance of carrying on Dr. King’s message as the fight for equality and justice continues not only in the U.S. but throughout the world.

The discussion and the question and answer session highlighted the values that Dr. King promoted including non-violence and community service and how those values can be promoted in the DRC today.