"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident; that ALL men are created equal.....'
"I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plains, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.....
* "We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!
And so I'm happy, tonight.
I'm not worried about anything.
I'm not fearing any man!
Mine eyes have seen the glory of
the coming of the Lord!!"
"When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of that old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last!"
* The third paragraph above was from the last speech he ever gave. The other paragraphs are from his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Dr. Martin Luther King would have been 70 years old this month.
"DETERMINED " Transparent Watercolor on Gesso on 140#CP Arches 9 x 15"


Anonymous said...

You never cease to amaze me. You paint with such emotion, you already have conceptual painting down but don't realize it. MaryJane

Dawn said...

Great post, great painting!

Joe said...

I have very bare office walls if you ever need space to hang a painting :)

I've enjoyed your blog and artwork...


Nava said...

This is an incredible piece!!