Maybe it's fitting that on Martin Luther King Day the BBC has released an interview from 1964 where the civil rights leader predicted that America would see an African American president in less than 40 years.
Okay, he was a few years off, but not by much. What is amazing is that King believed it was possible to see a black man become the Commander in Chief in only a few decades. Nevermind that the Civil Rights Act was just past and the Voting Rights Act was a year from being signed. Nevermind that most people probably thought a black president was only the stuff of wild fantasies. Rev. King believed, he had a dream.
And tomorrow, we get to see his prediction come true.
Dennis Sanders- a pastor living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has worked on centrist Republican issues for years, including stints as President of the Minnesota chapter of Log Cabin Republicans (a gay/lesbian advocacy group) and Republicans for Environmental Protection. Dennis blogs at NeoMugwump and happily lives with his partner Daniel and serves two cats, Morris and Felix.