By Cheryl Braddy
"I Have a Dream" is one of the most prevalent speeches in history. This great speech was written by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., also known as Dr. King, was an American Baptist minister, activist, and a prominent leader in the African-American civil rights movement. Dr. King's legacy is one that concentrates on civil rights and equal treatment for all but especially people of African decent living in America. Dr. King's efforts for equality led him to the 1963 march on Washington, where Dr. King gave his prolific speech about overcoming adversity. In the "I Have A Dream "speech Dr. King spoke about being judged by the content of your character and not your skin tone. Dr. King thought it important to judge people based on their personalities and not by an outer appearance. He had a dream that Blacks and Whites could coexist in a world where everyone was treated justly and giving equal opportunities. Dr. King also spoke of going to the mountain top and looking down upon the world and seeing freedom final ring throughout. He was not certain if he would be able to see his dream come to reality but Dr. King was very optimistic that one day we all shall overcome prejudice and discrimination. Dr King's dream is now a reality with the help of the dedication and determination that dwells within a man name Barack Hussein Obama II. Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States but also the first African American President of the United States of America. Dr. King marched, got beat, arrested, and went through great challenges to ensure that one day someone like Barack Obama, who was prepared for the challenge of leading the nation, would be given an equal opportunity. Obama's triumph to become President also demonstrates Americans willingness to shed the baggage of hostile attitudes during the Jim Crow period and move toward Dr. King's vision, to judge people according to their actions and not skin complexion. The reality is President Obama has become the President of the free world, United States of America. I believe this reality is one that many thought would come much later in life but finally it has arrived and Obama has taken on the task of leading this dynamic and complex nation. He is a great leader for the free world because he has contributed to the functionality of the world by being a community organizer, Senator, caring father and compassionate husband. Obama shares many similarities of Dr. King and I am sure that Dr. King is proud that his sacrifices were not in vein. Barack Obama is living Dr. Martin Luther King's dream.