JFK’s Land a Man on the Moon Speech – 2

In our previous post we looked at John F Kennedy’s declaration that lead to man landing on the moon. Today, we want to explore the bigger context of this challenge… the deeper manifesto within the same speech. The underlying theme is freedom over tyranny. “…These are extraordinary times. And we face an extraordinary challenge. Our […]

JFK’s Land a Man on the Moon Speech – 1

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the surface of the moon. This was the direct result of a public declaration made by US President John F Kennedy eight years earlier. At the time of the announcement, the US was engaged in the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Winning the […]

Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream (Part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUP_ISA030c Previously, we presented Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech as a manifesto proclaiming a new future. In this post we revisit his speech and link it to the US Declaration of Independence… In a sense we’ve come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote […]

Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream (Part 1)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUP_ISA030c Context On the 28th of August 1963, several hundred thousand people congregated at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC for a series of speeches. One of the key presenters was Martin Luther King. He spoke his manifesto for 17 minutes. And his ‘I have a dream’ speech became a symbolic turning point in the […]