On the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's "I have a dream" speech, Barack Obama prepares to accept the Democratic nomination for president.
It's history in the making, as Obama continues his drive to live out Dr. King's dream.
Dr. King's words still reverberate in the souls of those who heard the famous speech, many of whom thought they would never live to see the day the Reverend's dream would come true.
At 80 years old, former Kansas legislator, Billy McCray, still remembers August 28, 1963.
August 28, 2008 will also stand as a day he will never forget.
It's the culmination of his dream and it was going to happen. He looked forward to it. He didn't say how the outcome would be, but he did say this kind of thing would happen," McCray said.
It is happening. The first black American will be nominated for President of the United States.
"There was a real question about whether it would happen in my lifetime, but I thought it would in hers," McCray said.
McCray is referring to his daughter, current Kansas legislator Melody McCray-Miller. She, too, is watching as history is being made.
"Not only should African Americans be proud, but all Americans should
be proud to witness this as living history," said Melody McCray-Miller.
Both McCrays believe this is a step in the right direction to end racism across the board.
Dr. King also said one day we will not judge by the color of a person's skin, but by the content of their character. Many believe this is happening in Barack Obama.