National Public Radio has been broadcasting incredible interviews about this event and Dr. King's I Have a Dream speech. It is sobering to listen to first person accounts about this day, especially as so many who were present believe that our nation has not yet achieved what the civil rights movement set out to accomplish.
History helps us understand not just where we came from, hopefully it can help us decide where we're going. Take a moment to listen, or take an afternoon to read one of these books. Then start a conversation. Because doesn't that day demonstrate the power words can have?