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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
"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

"That after works of so many great ethics teachings, and long working of pacifists We do not live in co existence and a peaceful world."
/Ali Bakhshi. Iran

"I refuse to accept life without love. The whole background of Martin Luther King Jr. was love. Love for anyone, whether black or white."
/Anonymous

"I refuse to accept that nothing is possible with science."
/Anonymous

"I have a dream that people treat the color of skin as a diversity of beauty instead of the norm of a gift."
/Helen

"I refuse to accept if strong nations imposing standards onto their opposites in the names of democracy and justice."
/Helen

"i refuse to accept the huge wastage of food every year throughout the world ....let's share the spirit of sharing............."
/khushbu

"In the spirit of kings legacy, I refuse to accept that corporations are people"
/pm

"roses are red violets are blue what is the difference between me and you"
/josh porter

"there is no difference no matter who you are what is the dif between black and white paint there is b and w tv why not do the same with life"
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"I refuse to accept that racism is an inherent trait in human beings, and rebuke those who believe that civilization will never overcome it"
/orbicularisoculi

"I Refused to accept that Humanity Floats over Racism. Afterall we all are from the Same Black Ape. Live Transparent."
/Nidhin Shyam

"I dislike strong nations putting standards onto their opposites and rationalize their imperialism in the name of democracy and justice."
/Helena

"I refuse to accept boundaries of countries , Actually there should be concept of universal citizenship for ownership of world for Peace."
/Dr. Ramdas S. Shingade India

"I refuse to let somebody try to bring me down when I know I can do anything I want. I refuse to let segregation continue to live on"
/Alex

"I refuse to accept that any of us are free until all of us are free"
/Eric

"We need to bond together.We shouldn't judge by color of skin. Ifwe all get to someone before we judge them, the world will be a better place"
/Nate Nickels

"we doing better now ."
/Anderson Cooper

"I refuse to accept that some white people hate colored people! It is unbelievable!"
/Jocke

"I refuse to accept the patriarchy."
/Sandra

"I refuse to accept that people are treated different. All people should have the same opportunities and conditions to live a good life."
/Elias

"I refuse to accept that human beings can't except change. Things changing is what moves humanity forward."
/Maja Jokinen

"I refuse to accept that in some countries, it's a shame to give birth to a girl. I think that it's ridiculous."
/Anna

"All people are equal."
/

"i refuse to accept how grown-ups treat teenagers, in the age of 16-19, like they're stupid."
/L.H

"I refuse to accept that people are being treated differently because of their religion, appearance, sexual orientation or disability."
/Hanna

"I refuse to accept rapes. I don't accept any person that rapes and i think that if someone rapes, they should get a really hard punishment."
/Amanda

"I refuse to accept slavery. They are people too, they need a normal life like everybody else."
/Malin

"I refuse to accept this patriarchal society where women are constantly oppressed by men."
/Sofia

"I refuse to accept that gay marriage is still illegal in so many places. You have the right to marry who you want to."
/Ida

"I refuse to accept that there are people in the world that doesn't get enough food for the day."
/Veronica

"Ignorance , and the unwillingness to open one's mind"
/mahmood mohammed khalid adam

"I refuse to accept that man is inherently bad. We all make choices that define who we are and what we do."
/Tenny

"I ADMIRE MARTIN L KING HE HAS CHANGED OUR WORLD FOREVER"
/KATELYNN CRUZ

"i refuse to accept hatred"
/america.c

"martin is a good man"
/miracle

"martin is awsome he changed our life forever"
/rosalina

"I have a dream that the world will be a safe and comfortable place to live in."
/Aaron John Sabu

"I refuse to accept that a teen my age will be bullied and harassed due to him/her being Hispanic or Latino even though we are born in the US"
/Joel Aguilera

"I refuse to accept that men are higher in society than women are."
/Jada

"I refuse to accept homelessness, I refuse to accept racism, I refuse to accept sexism, The status Quo!"
/Jangogetta

"Wherever there is conflict there can be peace. In the same way as conflict is everywhere, peace is everywhere too, just waiting to come out."
/Rosie

"I refuse to accept that humanity needs to lock citizens up to make the world a better place."
/Malithi Wijayathilaka

"I refuse to accept that humanity needs to lock citizens up to make the world a better place."
/Malithi Wijayathilaka

"I really hate it when people reject you and they don't even know yo!"
/Charlie-Ann

"Racism. We are all equal in the eyes of God."
/Megan McGaughey

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