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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?

Please share your thoughts with us!

I Refuse to Accept ...

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"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!"
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"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
"I refuse to accept society teaching children to tell the truth, yet when that happens no one wants to hear it when they do.Oppression."
/Maggie M.
"IRTA that in the USA we have cyncially reversed the profoundly positive gains made by the civil rights movement and MLK."
/Barbara J. Power
"I refuse to accept others controlling my life! BACK OFF"
/angry teenager
"I refuse to accept to do what other people want me to do and for what I'm not obliged or ready to accept."
/Kaba
"I refuse to accept that some people need to look down on others in order to feel valuable."
/Miss Moneypenny CH
"I refuse to accept the discrimination to women and the basis on which they do not treat men and women equally..."
/Hermione Granger
"I refuse to accept that homosexuality is wrong, I refuse to believe that love is only heterosexual, THIS IS WRONG. IT IS BOTH. <3"
/Sophie
"I refuse to accept that life is only darkness and no light could enlightened it."
/JASKIRAT KAUR
"That most people do not take care of nature and wildlife."
/Katia
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