Saturday, February 18, 2012

"I Have a Dream Too!"

Last week my 10th grade students and I discussed the significance of Black History month and specifically, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his lasting impact and legacy.

We listened to his famous "I have a Dream" speech and afterwords, the students had to create their own "I have a Dream Too" speech for Romania and present it to the class.

I was so impressed with the work of one student, Costi Jura, that I wanted to share his speech with you.

"I have a Dream Too!"

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise from the ash and ruins it sits in today.

I have a dream that one day the government will do something for the country, not just for itself.

I have a dream that one day Gypsy, Hungarian, and Romanian children will share the same playground.

I have a dream that in the future, words like discrimination and violence will be spoken on only in history class.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day every single person, from every single village and city will father and sing the national anthem, as a sign of brotherhood.

I have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day our country will be an example for every country in this wide world.

This is my hope and faith. With this faith we will be able to realize all of our dreams, no matter what they are.

This will be the day when we will gather, and working together as one, instead of many, we will form for the first time a true country, a true nation: Romania.

So beautiful...I am amazed by this. 


  1. That just gave me chills, Sara. I hope he can see his dream come true.

    Aunt Laurel

  2. On a more personal note, it reminded me of this
    I liked it so much that I've translated it in romanian. I find it more than inspiring, I find it beautifully true.