Martin Luther King Jr.

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Nobel Prizes and Laureates

The Nobel Peace Prize 1964
Martin Luther King Jr.

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"I Have a Dream ..."

On 28 August 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. organised a now historic march to Washington to show the importance of solving the United States racial problems. About 250,000 people gathered and listened to his immortal words: "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character".

A year later, in 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In his acceptance speech he said:
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality".

Read or listen to Martin Luther King's acceptance speech
'The Speech' - about Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech from The Guardian

What Do You Refuse to Accept?

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I Refuse to Accept ...

Number of messages: 522
"I thank Dr. King for deem it necessary to know the value of your race no matter how other races may apprehensibly downside your color."
/Michael Miah

"we are all born from a mother we are all humans that doesn't mean we will be and look the same to me we are all people with potential in life"


"thank you love you"
/erianna white

"I refuse to accept the discrimination between the people regarding their sex, area of origin color of their bodies."
/Saleh Awdaly

"I refuse to accept the discrimination and differentiaton between the people according to their sex or race or religion or color of their job"
/Saleh Awdaly

"I think this speech was not to just tell the people that he wanted his rights but for all races to have rights."
/-Tyler Quam

"a racism life"
/jasmin price

"I refuse to accept the fact that still today people are being judged by the colour of their skin and not by the true person they are."

"It is wrong to be racist and everyone should stop it"


"I refuse to accept discrimination against multiple races"

"I refuse to accept anything with rasism"

"i refuse to accept the idea of capitalism which is embedded in the philosophy of exploiting the poor for their own teleological motives"
/Joshua Lodo

"I refuse to accept any person or persons who do not accept each other as exactly what we are. Different and unique human beings."
/Jerry R Lesikar

"One day education system of nigeria will change from only blackboard and chalk to the uses of computer."
/Aregbor Elvis

"nice I like mlk speech I refuse to accept that in our world that there are very few people who stands up for their rights against those who dont defend others right So be who u r"

"Last week at the Academy Oscar Awards Iñarritú had "a similar dream" where our hair´s lenght matters as much as our skin color."
/Eleazar Cruz Bedolla

"I refuse to accept a world were children are hurt every day and no one stands up for them because it is not our problem"

"That I am bound to a life of mental illness"


"I refuse to accept how the world is heading to"

"i refuse to accept how the world is becoming"

"A world without meaning"

"I refuse to accept how people treat each other"
/kayla alicea

"I love Martin luther king jr."

"He is true don't judge anyone by there colour just see wats inside of them if they have a cold heart or not simple as that"
/My name is Arieta uluilakeba

"I refuse to accept that they were judged by their color of skin but not by their content of character. PIECE MY BROTHERS!!!!!<3"
/Triana Hernandez


"that they were judged by their colour of their skin"

"i refuse to accept that there are no solutions to these problem<3"
/a believer in possibility

"i hate that people are racist."

"I will always s have a dream"

"I refuse to accept that not everyone is free like me"

"I don't like people how treat martin bad"

"I dont like when people get bully"

"I refuse to accept poverty."

"I'm still dreaming since I heard his speech! World wars still happening! God Help us!"

"I refuse to accept that blind sheep can believe in a God that only accepts a specific type of people and tortures the rest for eternity."
/ChildofGod LMAO

"I refuse to accept the bad people in this world who do horrible things to insistent people for no reason."
/Hannah seabolt

"I refuse to accept that the people in my state have no homes."

"i refuse to accept bullying others"

"I refuse to accept that people believe there is no God. I will continue my strong beliefs in Jesus Christ, no matter what others say."

"i believe that we should be free! who wants to be bossed around all day, NOBODY!!! i do refuse to let hobo's and the home less suffer!"

"i refuse to accept Martin Luther King dream is still only a dream we are not judged by the content of our charter but by our skin"
/Blanche Hawkins

"His dream hasn't really been fulfilled there is still people who treat African Americans like they don't have equal rights"

"i don't think that it is fair to be treated the way a lot of people were treated"

"I have a dream but I don't know how to be with that cause sometimes dreams may not be true cause your only dreaming."
/jonel zamboang

"i refuse to accept that we all cant all live together as one; as a nation; as a family"

"I refuse to accept giving up mlk basically said we don't give up"
/Mackenzie now land

"I refuse that people should be treated different !! Thank you MLK for making a change in our world your a blessing."

"I refuse to accept losing."

""We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline." Too many refuse to accept that characteristic."

"That I'm black and someone was fascist to me"

"I refuse to except that marriage equality has not yet been achieved around the world"

""I refuse to accept that we all cant live as one""

"I refuse to accept how society treats other people."

"I refuse to accept how people are so judgmental about someone's skin color and past. I think people need help."

"I Refuse to Accept that my best friend doesn't like my boyfriend because he's black :l"

"That everyone has a label in society and society judges us based on our looks not the person in the inside"

"I Refuse to Accept these kkk people tryna kill us blacks."
/Zack :D

"I refuse to accept that ordinary people can only do ordinary things."

"I refuse to accept that people get judged on how they look"
/Dissapointed Daisy

"Inequality and injustice for people who are struggling to be themselves. Being true to being oneself is the greatest good on earth."

"I have a dream that our decedants one day will be free from corruption mind and iriteracy"

"i dont accept until now arabic language is not the language of medecine physics chemestry and engenerings exept syria in the arab university"
/kaldorka kaka

"We should all do and look things unselfishly with all future persipectiveness. colour pigment, religion, continent, wealthy and tribe is all we have to do away with for the grobal future vision."

"i refuse to accept racism in this era and coming generations"
/Innocent Kayamba

"I refuse to accept racism in this era."

"I refuse to accept that there will be no me because I won't have self esteem"
/Winny Mdluli

"I refuse to accept the misunderstanding of mental illness"

"That I am not good enough being me."

"I refuse to accept the school testing."

"to any body my name is wesley from philadelphia ihave both of dr king speechs on wax i had a dream and the 1963 washington march there on v"

"i refuse to accept kids being mean to others."

"that people will stop bullying and start believing"

"That I'm not good enough."
/Camryn B

"it was cool"

"he didn't even write the speech and read it for the first time in public with millions over viewers.... he totally winged it!!"
/Student Nurse


"Racism is still alive and is being taught by the older generation to the younger generation. I refuse to teach my children the same"
/Interracial marriage

"Thankyou Dr. King for all you have done for people of all skin colors, shapes, and sizes. You made it so that I can be who I am today."
/Raven H.

"RIP Mr King"

"i love you martin luther king i wish you were here still"
/kiyona ortiz

"i love king"
/billy hills

"i love your dream"
/eva marin

"martin Luther king was a very good man and his speeches are very special and strong i vary much."

"I refuse to except the stereotypical comments that SOME of society views on the black/African American community."
/caryma linkth

"i like this spech."
/xavier burgess

"MARTIN LUTHER KING, what make Martin Luther King tell his speech was because he wanted black people to be free."

"Great speaker"

"I refuse to accept that fellow Americans are not accepted simply because they're different"

"martin is a really good person just think about in the 2099 he might change the whole world"

"I refuse to accept the fact that people are not what they look like on the outside but what they are on the inside."
/Jennifer Reed

"I love his speeches"

"I refuse that I cannot be proud of who I am unless I fit the image society wants me to show."

"I refuse to accept difference between heterosexual marriage and homosexual marriage. We are all people, we are all equal."

"Martin luther was a great man and i loved the cconfidence in him. He spoke about racism and i agree with him. We should stop that act is very bad."

"He showed us everything that you can do the rights of convine others without him we wouldnt be together...Thank you so much Martin"

"things woudn't be the same without Martin Luther King Jr."

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