If you would like to hear what a true American leader sounds like, listen to any of the speeches by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Whether he is speaking to an auditorium of junior high school students in Philadelphia or standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial before 250,000 people, he delivers a message of hope. It is shameful that we have failed to overcome racial and economic prejudice. Today is a good day for the America that we have become to take the time to think deeply, reflect on the recent past, and promise to ourselves and our children and our grandchildren, to do better.