Martin Luther King Jr.

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Nobel Prizes and Laureates

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: 352
"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 ...."

"I refuse to accept all the wrong in this world."

"I refuse to be categorized by the "black people stereotype""

"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"

""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"

"Inequality. The right to marry whomever you love. The right to feed your child whenever, wherever."

"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"

"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"

"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!"

/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."

"I believe that one day, blacks will be same with us I am a South Korean, Please stop nuclear"

"I refuse to accept faliure"

"i refuse to accept that the lottery of birth determines a person's quality of life"

"This country isn't free until everyone in the country is free."
/Kirsten D.

"King is a legend enit"

"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"


"I refuse to accept that white people think much higher of themselves."

"he inspire me"
/vicente gonzalez

"That racism is non existent all around the world and we come together as one true being"

"i refuse to accept that white people get more pay"

"... 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!!!!"

"I refuse to belive how white people believe they can treat hispanics bad and make them feel worthless. . ."

"i refuse to accept woman and children and elderly and man and animals are not treated equally."

"i refuse to be judjed because i'm girl and i can't be myself or do whatever i want like boys"

"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."


"" I refuse to accept ignorant and racist comments from any race. No color is different from another" #B_O_G"

"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."

"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!"

"'' 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."

"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 !"

"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!"

""Let's not forget our ethnic past everyones bassinet""

"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."

"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!"

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

/Ameer ForShow

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

"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""

"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."

"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"

"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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

"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!"

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

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

"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."

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

"i refuse to people smoking"

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

"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"

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