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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
"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!!!!!""
/

"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"
/

"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"
/

"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"
/

"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"
/

"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

"I refuse to accept that seeing is believing, it is the other way round, when you believe, you see results, miracles happen all the time !"
/Shreyasi Das

"I refuse to accept that black people can't have the same right like white people we are all humans and we live in the same world."
/Lina

"Humankind is now changing, giving their rigths to all living creatures, whether humans, animals or vegetbles, that is real progress"
/Myiam Prieto

"I love you Dr. King! You are truly an inspiration to people of all races out there. Rest In Peace."
/Adrianna Smith

"I refuse to accept that even today, fifty years after Mr. King's speech, there are still people who think blacks are a lesser race.""
/Jack Payton

"Gotta love Martin Luther King!"
/Caleb

"I refuse to accept the nonacceptance that people are different!"
/emilia

"GOD BLESS YOU MLK!"
/Ameer ForShow

"I refuse to accept that we color peoples or race doesn't mean we are different"
//Leo

"I refuse to be called names and be rejected by my friends and be put down by people because I am bisexual"
/mekayla reynolds

"I refuse to fall into the stereotypes of "colored people""
/Gabby

"I will work towards a society, as Dr King did, where we are all born equal."
/Joanna Amy

"I refuse to accept the thought that men are better then women."
/Lily

"i refuse to accept that dreams will never come true and all my dreams will go for nothing"
/the sad girl

"I refuse to accept that there are men which could think in a severe way to abuse their brothers. It's shame!"
/

"Peeace Peeace Peeace <3 M.L.K"
/MohamedBender

"I refuse to accept the fact that even now blacks or "colored people" are criticized and judged for the beautiful color given by God."
/Kadesha Canton

"to have injustice between white and black"
/sufia haq

"i wish I was you so I would be remebered like YOU are today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
/gracie

"thank you king now I dream every night because of you"
/bildo wildred

"Remember only God can judge us. Forget the haters, cuz somebody loves ya."
/Miley Cyrus

"I love Martin Luther King Jr."
/Shakira Byers

"I love dr martin luther king jr"
/Chase smith

"that we will stop being lazy and put the stop to raciest"
/Aden Vecary

"The idea that gravity exists."
/Jordan Olson

"I will not accept organised religion that is based on exclusion."
/GHE Breukel

"People thinking of black people as outcast, they are not! Treat them as equals!"
/Siri

"I refuse to accept that people should be judged based on colour, gender, sexuality, or social status."
/LP

"I refuse to accept how corrupt the world is. It will not bring me down!"
/Anonymous

"I refused to accept that I can visit, my father house, my grandfather house, My house because is occupied by the Turkish Army in Cyprus."
/Antonis

"I refuse to accept that in the 21st century there are still children who are not able to get a proper education."
/G.M.

"i refuse to people smoking"
/bean

"we are made the same, and will never change, we are all made by the same recipe."
/F.A

"I refuse to accept violence or defeat. I want love and peace for everyone in the world. I want a simple world, with no hate."
/Stephanie Ann Collier

"i think the same i am black we shall all be treated the same"
/rg

"i refuse to accept that there is still some in equality in the world between the rich and the poor"
/lizzel fadandis

"we all peoples are childs of god's no matter of black and white .we all are one ."
/

"I refuse to listen to all the stereotypes that my race gets attacked by and I refuse to let people push me around ."
/Nyjae Garland

"i refuze to except woman arent treated lyke men"
/women

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