When all the immigrants came from Europe. They came because they wanted to get away from a horrible process of religious persecution. They came in groves and for other reasons too. The American Dream. That dream was told the world over. That you could come to this place, own slaves. It was said that you can become someone and have all you desire if you work hard, apply yourself and obey the laws. The news spread that the Indians were defeated and the land was open for the taking by any Anglo- European. The story as it was told is that this land was fertile, vast and had game. It was told. The land contained enough riches that could sustain a nation for ever. So all of the crooks, lemmings and dogs came over and took as they pleased. They fought among themselves but over all they maintained the Negro to a status so that the American Dream could be realized. Those immigrants brought all of their knowledge, barley hops, grain, trades and fancy dress. But didn’t have the back–bone to build this nation. So from the blood and on the backs of African Americans this nation grew. The dream has been kept from the African American. The hope has been denied that one day, we will live in a healthy environment. That we will be able to grow and prosper, without prejudice, and not be judged by those who we didn’t judge but served because they said that was the way it had to be. I am so glad Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. I am so glad the south was so pig headed and ignored his request to return to the union. Today I stand and look out over the skies and see endless possibilities for this earth and this nation if those who have now obtained their dream move out of the way, and stop blocking the progress of blacks in America from achieving some of the same. I am certain we will obtain that dream, and that we can build and make a decent living. Finally and once again putting our back and effort into something that will benefit us. Americans don't understand us, but they will see the uniqueness of us and this I am afraid is their fear. Once done. Then they can call this a great nation. All we want is that promise, that dream we know we were denied. A fair shake, equal justice. Because if it ever came down to us taking what we truly deserve. It won't be much of a dream for many. Or for ourselves. So from this day on, each and everyone that reads this. Promise and dedicate yourself. Go out make a change for yourself. Get. A part of that dream. We helped their ancestors obtain.