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"I Have A Dream" - Dr. Martin Luther King

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Social Activist and Baptist Minister

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968), was a man whose activism to end racial segregation obtained a well-deserved place in history. Not only that, but also a federal holiday to commemorate his life’s work. Every year since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assasination, we as a nation decided to celebrate his life every third Monday in January.

The “I Have a Dream” speech remains one of the most famous speeches in history. Dr. King used universal themes to depict the struggles of African Americans before closing with an improvised riff on his dreams of equality .People today still remember "I have a dream" for its powerful imagery and its repetition of a simple and memorable phrase.

Among African Americans, skin tone is an important physical characteristic that creates divisions in the community and affects quality of life. Like gender, a person’s skin tone is a visible physical trait that others immediately notice during social interactions and use to form judgment. "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," (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr). We are no longer slaves to society. Our ancestors walked so we could run. We all have dreams that we want to come true, so we must not only work together but encourage one another.

Dr Martin Luther King Jr has given a lot of statements that provided food for thought throughout his lifetime that still live on to this day. His wise words never cease to remind us that we may have roadblocks and setbacks today, but that’s why we love tomorrow. Happy Martin Luther King Day!

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