On Aug. 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C., a young pastor by the name of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took his place in front of more than 200,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial and delivered one of the most moving and historic speeches this nation has heard.

Dr. King's "I Have A Dream" speech focused on racial harmony and equality for all people. The march was put together to push for better jobs and freedom.

Today we as a people are in some ways are in a better place and in others we are not, in my opinion. Fifty years ago this march happened for us to be respected as a people and a race. I sometimes feel we as a people hurt ourselves more than help. Some of us have forgotten the struggle that others experienced for our sake. Some of us don't even have a clue of what the struggle was.

I feel that we as a people need to take more pride in ourselves and promote education over popularity. Instead of keeping up with the celebrities we should be encouraging ourselves and our children to follow the example of people like Dr. King.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: 'I Have a Dream'