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Martin Luther King, Jr. - Has the Dream Come True?

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Has the Dream Come True? "I say to you, 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 it's creed: "We hold these truth to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."...I have a dream today." Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speech still echoes in the minds of Americans today. Black and white alike can relate to his dream: that all men, no matter their color, are created in equality. On January 15, 1929, a boy named King came into the world with few cares. ...read more.

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When the U.S. Supreme Court ordered that Alabama's segregation laws unconstitutional, the Montgomery buses were desegregated in December of 1956. King was subsequently launched into a name that every schoolchild would read about in their history books. King's life from then on was a whirlwind of leadership. He was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957; and traveled with this conference over 6 million miles speaking over the course of eleven years. He wrote 5 books and numerous articles. In Alabama he directed a march on Washington, D.C., of 250,000 people where he delivered "I Have a Dream" - his most famous speech. In 1963 he was named Man of the Year by Time Magazine and became a world figure to all. ...read more.

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To stand and fight this discrimination, we must cry, "...From every mountainside, let freedom ring...And when this happens...we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"" "...Now is the time to make real promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksand of racial injustice to the sold rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's Children." � Martin Luther King, Jr. ...read more.

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