MLK’s Symbolism, Subtext & Poetry At Hand

“let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.
But not only that:
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.”
–Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

In Dr. King’s famous “I Have A Dream” speech there are reams of symbolism, subtext and poetry-predictions.
I have come to believe the speech is the greatest and most important political speech of the 20th century.

Let us take a good hard look at the stanza:
“Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.
But not only that:
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.”

When Dr. King says: “But not only that.”
This is a very important cue, a signal if you will to our brain to pay close attention to his next line of poetry; the line of course is: “Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.”

This tells me clearly, Stone Mountain was very important to
Dr. King and should be important to us today.
Again, I implore my fellow citizens to contact Governor Deal in support of this worthy tribute to our beloved Martin Luther King Jr.

GOVERNOR NATHAN DEAL
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
206 WASHINGTON STREET
ATLANTA, GEORGIA 30334

I close with a quote from the Bible.

“Let us run with endurance the race set before us.” –Hebrews 12:1

Charles Micheaux
Atlanta, Ga.

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