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Martin Luther King Jr.

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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: 453
"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"
/Jillian

"That I am not good enough being me."
/sammara

"I refuse to accept the school testing."
/levi

"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"
/Wmcclam

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

"that people will stop bullying and start believing"
/jasmine

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

"it was cool"
/alexis

"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

"I loved the I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH"
/HHGG

"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"
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"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."
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"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."
/FATHA HASSAN

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

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

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

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

"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."
/Edmund

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

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

"i like your speech and i am doing something on him and i just loved him in the speech"
/samantha truelock

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise above all others I have a dream today."
/chris

"he free us all thing god"
/zashaun

"He saved people from being pushed around"
/games

"i really like your speech it encourage me to write my own speech"
/Cherish

"I refuse all the harsh comments people are saying about Martin Luther King Jr."
/Anonomous

"The best person ever MARTIN LUTHER KING JR!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
/ADRIANNA THOMPSON

"my dream is his dream"
/cris

"We will always remember you."
/Natalie

"Whites and blacks are eqwel and that is good."
/Cool person

"martin luther king jr was the best"
/mario

"whites and black are equal"
/david

"R.I.P Martin"
/aleah

"that everyone judges how cool someone is by what they look like"
/Lucy

"You are the best president"
/Jessica

"I also refuse to accept that our brother and sister hood is torn up because of RACISM"
//JENNIFER

"he is the most best person on the earth."
/Jaylen Taylor

"I love him more than anything"
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"hi guys this was a good story"
/tayshawn

"I refuse to accept there is no hope of peace in the world"
/Jane Clugston

"Keep hope alive."We were together as one people living in Africa longer than we have been separated around the world" Eric Richardson""
/Jane Clugston

"I wish Martin was still alive"
/Zontrez Barrett

"That is very good that he did that"
/Layla

"he is god"
/cole goheen

"I love Martin Luther king Jr and I am sad that a wite man shot Martin Luther king Jr"
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"Here, in 2014, I also refuse to accept racism and war. Peace and brotherhood CAN become a reality!"
/John T. Dwyer, Jr.

"I miss u martin n thanks for the speech"
/dejanae

"i agree strongly with what he did"
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"i love this"
/butt

"thanks, martin."
/madison majeski

"martins the best"
/Enrique Nava

"we all have a dream and we will always love you"
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"I love you"
/Taliyah

"Cool"
/angelic

"i refuse bulling"
/bob

"You inspired me sooooooooooo much"
/himaster

"I percannally loved everything mostly the i have a dream speech and martin."
/shavelle

"you inspired me"
/love

"i am very proud of him"
/angelina

"Martin is a good man that wanted to help the black people but he will be missed for so many years."
/Vany

"I have a dream too"
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"that this was good that this man did this speech !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)"
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"thank you martin"
/alaina

"I loved the I have a dream speech!"
/Katherine

"In memory of Martin Luther king Jr <3"
/marta

"thank martin cause my mom white and I love her with all my heart."
/jaylon

"I thank him for all that he has done for the world because today I wouldn't be who I am cause I'm 50% white and 50% black and other stuff."
/jaylon

"Martin Luther was a good man!"
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"I love Martin Luther he is my favorite in history he changed all our lives he gives his soul to us he is the best. Thank you Martin"
/Your name98

"martin is awsome"
//tj

"good job luther"
/brandon

"i have a dream that we will win"
/kk

"my thought is all are equal in eyes of law and god"
/nisha mandal

"i love martin luther king beacuse he had fought agnaist discrimination between white and black people and i agree with his dream so he is ove"
/nisha mandal

"i love Martin Luther king jr speech of I have a dream"
/Sophyan

"I love how MLK was so forward about his speeches. What was he to care what others thought of him! He kept pushing through!#blockingouthaters"
/PeaceKeeper BO2

"I AM A MUSLIM AND I HAVE A DREAM TO BECOME A DOCTOR AND THANKS TO DR LUTHER KING I CAN BECOME ONE AND IS HIS CHILDREN ALIVE?"
/HIBAH

"i think i was not suppose to be looking at this speech but it has really helped me so thank you so so much"
/ellesse

"he was my favorite person"
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"I refuse to accept injustice and inequality in the world and murder."
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"i Refuse To Accept Wars And Violence!"
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"I refuse to accept that people still judge people on the colour of their skin or on their sexuality. I refuse to accept discrimination."
/Emma Jane

"I refuse to accept that this fight is over today. There are still racist people out there, and even more people who don't even know they're."
/Grace John

"I like to think we're all judged on the content of our character, rather than our physical appearance, but still some people are judgemental"
/Anonymous

"Dr. King would refuse to accept the bad "character" of crime, illegitimacy, ignorance, sloth, and welfare-ism just because of skin color"
/Sincere white man from the 60s

"I refuse to accept the filth and hatred man had back in the past which also sometimes still lives on in the present time......"
/Prajan (Aaron)

"martin luther king jr was an extraordinary man, everyone can learn from him"
/Jade

"everyone has the right to freedom and peace. nobody is different or should be left out."
/alexia

"I refused to accept the subjugation of any people based on arbitrary means."
/Gib

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