Words Spoken Over 50 Years Ago Can Still Inspire Us Today, Dave’s Personal Reflections
During these difficult times, I wish there was something that I could say to help make things better. To help create positive change.
As I searched for inspiration on expressing what I could say, I found some incredibly moving words��spoken by people much smarter than me.
I'd like to share some of those words in hopes that they will inspire you as much as they inspired me.
On Aug. 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
I'm sure you have heard audio of Dr. King proclaiming "I have a dream," but have you ever listened to or read the speech? If not, I encourage you to seek it out. (The written version of the speech can be found here).
In 1966, Dr. King was interviewed by Mike Wallace on CBS's 60 Minutes. During the interview, Dr. King said, "I think that we've got to see that a riot is the language of the unheard."
Less than 2 years after that interview, Dr. King was assassinated in Memphis, TN. On the evening Dr. King was killed, Robert F. Kennedy announced the news to a crowd of people in Indianapolis, IN. You can watch that speech below.
Just 2 months after giving this speech, Kennedy was also assassinated.
One of the core principles of 94.5 PST and Townsquare Media is "You Matter." This speaks to our commitment to our employees and our community. On Tuesday, June 2, we stopped regular programming to join with the music industry's #TheShowMustBePaused initiative on Blackout Tuesday. Our staff used the time to reflect upon our feelings and how we plan to be apart of a culture of change. Click here to read more. The above represents some of Dave's reflections from that day.