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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


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"Discussion to bring co-operation between Jewish, Christianity & Muslims in the world According to Torah & Holy Bible verses Deut 18:18 as"
/ibrahimali
"why be a man when you act like a kid? that is wha t it seems like to me that people were doing when the black kids were getting treated bad"
/meg
"That black people should be treated with respect instead of being bullyed because of their skin colour"
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"Even though there is still racism, and some people take it as a joke. NOTHING is funny so get your crap together and stop being racist."
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"I refuse to have men think that women are very stupid"
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"i refuse to accept racism"
/person100
"That all people are black and white are never born evil. Evil can only be teached, not inherited."
/Matin Luther King is amazing.
"Love someone for who they aren't, don't love them because you are forced to. Love someone if you feel you connect with him or her."
/Dennis
"that racism will never live on no more"
/caitlyn
"LOVE EVERY BODY FOR WHO THEY ARE AND NOT WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE"
/Alexis
"I love martin luther king jr"
/dahja
"love martin"
/jessica
"Honored the earth"
/Nicky
"Martin Luther King jr was a go man"
/marie
"Love EVERYONE no matter what! <3"
/Eddy
"That there are hungry people in this world :("
/Dayami
"i looooove black history monthhhh"
/katy
"i love black history mounth because of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
/jamyamurphy
"he is a good man"
/king alex
"i like martin Luther king JR because he made black and white people friend. i am making a project of him i wish i will do the best thank you"
/Turanur begum Santana
"I think its awsome"
/aj
"i think he is a amazing man"
/elizabeth de florencio
"I refuse to accept that the colour of my skin has predetermined my destiny. There is only one race- the human race - thus we are all equal."
/Princess Oladipo
"I refuse to accept bullying and substance abuse."
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"I refuse to accept the differences"
//Texas
"I refuse to accept the similarities in the world"
//R.P
"I refuse to accept misandry and sexism towards men."
/Russell
"I refuse to accept that there still exist people who refuse to accept other people just because these latter aren't their perfect clones."
/Antonio
"I refuse to accept that our society, as a group of people of different races, backgrounds and circumstances, cannot let go of the past and find common ground to develop a new world that abandons racism as a transgression of the past. As a nation, our past must never hold us back from becoming a society that holds no value in color, only in character, as stated through the immortal words of Dr. King himself."
/Jonathan Moore
"I refuse to accept gmo in my food. Vote for labelling."
/Sandy Coueffin
"I refuse to accept that things have not changed for Blacks since the 60's. See: Pres Barack Obama, Hon Clarence Thomas, Sen Tim Scott, SC."
/Over Taxed US citizen
"I refuse to accept that the people think to have no hope, to build a new world of justice and freedom"
/davide italia
"I refuse to accept that 85persons in this world are richer than 45% of the world population put together.(its in the newspaper today)"
/Linda
"I refuse to let anyone ever get to me and to stop letting them keep picking on me. After a long time I'm at the point were im getting tired."
/Kaylye Coffman
"I refuse to accept, that, we cannot All just get along. Why must there be such hate against each other. We are human. Peace to all."
/Vivian Mateo
"I refuse to accept that because I am a single mom my son will be some drop out statistic."
/Andrea F
"I refuse to accept inequality, racism and violence"
/Heidi Campbell
"We all breath the same air, drink the same water, we all share the same earth, enough hatred in this world, Mankind must learn to love ...."
/Antonio
"I refuse to accept all the wrong in this world."
/DeMarynee
"I refuse to be categorized by the "black people stereotype""
/Gabby
"I refuse To accept That when men say you cant lift weight you're not faster then me and then i ask why?? they say OOH because you're a girl"
/Kathryne Vincent
"I refuse to accept seeing little kids bullying other little kids and mostly seeing parents bullying their own and other kids it is wrong"
/ssssssshhhhhhhhhhh
""I refuse to believe that drugs are so prevelent in lower income neighborhoods just because.......""
/Joyce J.
""I refuse to accept the war on drugs will never be won in America!!!!!"....."I believe our gov. can do a great deal more!!!!!""
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"I refuse to accept judgment on things I do"
/rockstar
"Inequality. The right to marry whomever you love. The right to feed your child whenever, wherever."
/Lori
"I refuse to except that a woman can legally get a abortion. I think it is murder the moment that little egg attaches it is a life and a soul"
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"I refuse to accept that so many of the people on this comment board cannot use proper English to present their ideas."
/Sorry, it's just true.
"'I refuse to accept people being sexist towards women!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! D:"
//Christina Lively
"I refuse to be told that anyone in this world is any different than you, or me, or even someone on the other side of the earth"
/Unknown :)
"i refuse to accept people judgeing you on your clothes, shoe, hair and boyfriend or girlfriend"
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"I refuse to accept murder"
/Clove
"biology as destiny."
/Alli Schisler
""I refuse to accept violence and discrimination in any form""
/Nusrat Sanghamitra
"This was very touching and pulled my heart"
/jaz
"I refuse to accept that today, 50 years after we heard King's words, there is still racial profiling. We should be able to rise above!"
/ItDoesn'tMatterWhatColourYouAre
"RACISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
/Nabhoneel Sil Upadhyay
"I refuse to accept that some people have the right to a better life than I do, simply because of their creed, colour, gender or sexuality."
/Martha
"I believe that one day, blacks will be same with us I am a South Korean, Please stop nuclear"
/Heidi
"I refuse to accept faliure"
/Pinky
"i refuse to accept that the lottery of birth determines a person's quality of life"
/Claire
"This country isn't free until everyone in the country is free."
/Kirsten D.
"King is a legend enit"
/Jammal
"we all belong to the world we are all the same"
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"i am white and i believe that i am no better than any other color so i wish you all luck through life @wish u luck"
/Toy
"great"
/crishtian
"I refuse to accept that white people think much higher of themselves."
/LILRIKI
"he inspire me"
/vicente gonzalez
"That racism is non existent all around the world and we come together as one true being"
/Leslie
"i refuse to accept that white people get more pay"
/Matiel
"... to accept a world where love, kindness and the nobility of the human spirit is battered down by cruelty, selfishness and hatred."
/Joyce Chandapillai, Malaysia
"hello martin luther king i had dream!!!!"
/rachit,prathyush,chriswin,dan,kavish,dev,neander,nikhil,ganesh,hardik,niranjan(nandu),alan,bjoern,akash,jasmine,frances,sabina,giselle,chloe,thomas,rahul,amay,anirudh
"I refuse to belive how white people believe they can treat hispanics bad and make them feel worthless. . ."
/roxx
"i refuse to accept woman and children and elderly and man and animals are not treated equally."
/anonomous
"i refuse to be judjed because i'm girl and i can't be myself or do whatever i want like boys"
/wafa
"I refuse to accept the abuse, neglect and exploitation of children. They have a right to love, education and childhood. Hope and Light."
/Liz McMonagle
"This man is the most inspiring man I know"
/Dylan Celestin
"I refuse to accept any kind of inequality in this world."
/Kroot Lepik
"I refuse to only live once."
/Kadon
"I DONT LIKE THE DIScRIMinaSHUN AGENST POLICEMEN CAUSDE DEY TRIE RELLY HARD"
/I FORGET
"" I refuse to accept ignorant and racist comments from any race. No color is different from another" #B_O_G"
/#TooReal
"I'm not a color, I'm a man"
/David Ghetto
"The N-bomb is more destructive than an atomic bomb."
/Kendrick Hirohito
"that there hasn't been a woman president yet"
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"Everyone is the same. No matter who you are. If you are white your white. If you are black your black. Get over the fact that nobodys perf"
/Poop FACE
"I refuse to accept that a world without prejudice is not possible."
/Diandra
"martin Luther king was the leather of the Africans Americans and disided tho tend up for the right that they have"
/Froylan Osiris Ordonez De La Garza
"I have a dream that I will pass my history exam!"
/Anselm
"'' I have a dream but need to wake up to reality, that life itself is a dream''."
/vrinda nair
"I refuse to accept anything is impossible. Things have varying degrees of difficulty not impossibility."
/Stephanie
"i refuse to accept wars and violence and the miss judjing"
/lady s
"Remember you r smart, helpful and amazing."
/loolon bilon
"I refuse to accept that in this day and age there is still not equality"
/Sir Alfred Hemingwin
"A world were people are bullied."
/Natasha Fernando
"we love you Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. thank you for all the things you did !"
/anonymous
"I refuse to accept that we can not walk the street as brothers and sisters rather then whites and colored. WE ARE ALL THE SAME!"
/anonamous
""Let's not forget our ethnic past everyones bassinet""
/koikoi505
"I refuse to accep the indifference on this world just held by corruption"
/Juan P. C.
"I refuse to accept that my brothers and sistas don't understand what our ancestors went through during those times! Stop killing each other!"
/Nubian Queen -Ashanti-
"hi im kristine & your so inspiring"
/kristine gonzalez
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