By Senators Pelz, Hayner, Wojahn, Murray, Snyder, Owen, Skratek, Talmadge, Bauer, Johnson, Sutherland and Conner


     WHEREAS, The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. devoted his life and teachings to the fight against injustice, intolerance, and segregation; and


     WHEREAS, Dr. King's legacy of nonviolent change gave all Americans a share in his dream that "one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed... that all men are created equal"; and


     WHEREAS, Dr. King's speech "I Have A Dream" expressed the dreams of all Americans for equality and justice when he said he prayed that one day his children would live in a nation where they will be judged not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character; and


     WHEREAS, Dr. King symbolizes this nation's promise of liberty and democracy for all its citizens, and has become the symbol of freedom and democracy for all people throughout the world; and


     WHEREAS, Dr. King understood the work of God, he knew that justice must overcome injustice, peace must overcome violence, and love must overcome hate;


     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate hereby honors the work of Dr. King and embraces his ideals and teachings; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate joins with the people of our state in celebration of Dr. King's dream and his legacy.



I, Gordon A. Golob, Secretary of the Senate,

do hereby certify that this is a true and

correct copy of Senate Resolution 1992-8709,

adopted by the Senate January 20, 1992.





Secretary of the Senate