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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: 194
"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

"i must not throw away my dream"
/Pst Emmanuel Ikiebe

"I refuse to accept that people ar all mean. Not everyone is eciel or cruel, it how you chose to live your life that makes you what you are."
/Aryanna Warner

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