「I have a dream」で有名なキング牧師のスピーチ。
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.
It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of “interposition” and “nullification” — one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope.
With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.
With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
- live out （夢を）実現する、生き延びる
- rise up 暴動を起こす、蜂起(ほうき)する
- creed 信念
- red hills 赤茶けた丘
- brotherhood 兄弟の間柄
- swelter 暑さにうだる、汗だくになる
- injustice 不正
- oppression 抑圧、弾圧
- vicious 悪意のある
- drip with 〜で一杯、ずぶ濡れ
- interposition 妨害
- nullification 無効
- nullify 無効にする
- valley (山にはさまれた広い)谷、谷間、(川の)流域、(流域の)盆地、(屋根の)谷
- exalt 、強める、高める、身分・位などを上げる
- crooked 曲がっている
- crook 曲げる
- Lord キリスト
- reveal 明かす
- flesh (人間・動物の)肉、肉付き(霊魂 ・精神 と区別して)肉体
- hew 苦労して切り開く、勝ち取る
- discord 不協和音
- jangling じゃんじゃん鳴る
- symphony 交響曲
- at last とうとう
- almighty 全能、神
- glory of the lord 主の栄光