America's Forgotten Civil Right - Healthcare

Dan Munro | Forbes | August 28, 2013

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” It’s often referred to as the Great March on Washington – or just simply the March on Washington.


The speech (here) was both definitive and historic – with many sweeping phrases, themes and quotes. But Dr. King had an entire repertoire of phrases and memorable quotes. The actual phrase – “I have a dream” – was often used in other speeches and sermons by Dr. King. In fact, he openly debated – and was actively advised against using the phrase itself (too “preachy”) – but the selection and use for that day was ultimately his choice. He would be gone in less than five years from that delivery.


Connecting the theme of injustice to healthcare appeared a little less than 3 years after the March on Washington:

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.” Martin Luther King, Jr. – Second National Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights – Chicago, March 25, 1966