Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Every January 20th we celebrate something that happened over 50 years ago. One great man believed that everyone is equal, that we all deserve equal rights and that everyone has a place on this planet that we call home.

Martin Luther King changed -not only the United States of America- but the whole world. One day isn’t enough to appreciate all the good things that he has done -not only for African-Americans- but for the entire human race. Everyone needs to practice what we learned from him.

Now, we don’t all have to give a big speech about human rights or protest for civil rights, all I’m asking of you is to be nicer to the people around us. Give someone a complement, share your lunch with someone at school, and give someone a hug .It doesn’t matter where you come from or who your ancestors are, we can all embrace the lessons that Martin Luther King Jr. has taught us. Forget about the stereotypes and throw out the racist comments, as people we need to stand together! How we look on the outside is no reason for segregation. We’re all the same on the inside and we all need to embrace that. Martin Luther King Jr. taught us this.

He was a pastor, a civil rights activist, a Nobel peace prize winner and a GLOBAL hero. Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world in a way that no-one could have imagined.

His life deserves to be celebrated…. by everyone!

“I say to you today, my friends, 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.”

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