This is a short one. Just a quick check.
A friend sent me a nice calendar. Pretty simple really, but still nice. It featured justapositioned images of Obama and Martin Luther King, Jr. each month. November was simply a picture of Obama with the headline, “President Obama!!!” December had the words, “Free At Last. Free at Last! Thank God Almighty We’re Free At Last!“
Here is my question: With the election of Obama as president of United States, are Black people in America (maybe to an extend, the world) “Free at Last”?
If we already were, when did we come “Free at Last”? Or maybe you think we have never been not free.
If you think we are still not free, what would it take for us to be “Free at Last”?
To put the quote in perspective, in his famous “I have a Dream” speech, after listing his dreams of a just and fair future, MLK concluded with this stanza:
“And when this happens, when we allow freedom to 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 the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”