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 ..."

"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".

On 28 August in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke these immortal words to a crowd of over 200,000 people who had gathered for the now historic march on Washington to demand an end to racial segregation in the USA, and for equality in jobs and civil rights.

The following year, 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".

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I Refuse to Accept ...

Number of messages: 545
"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"

"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"

"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."

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

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

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

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

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

"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"

"I refuse to accept that racism is an inherent trait in human beings, and rebuke those who believe that civilization will never overcome it"

"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."

"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"

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

"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!"

"I refuse to accept the patriarchy."

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

"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."

"All people are equal."

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

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

"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."

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

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

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

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

"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."


"i refuse to accept hatred"

"martin is a good man"

"martin is awsome he changed our life forever"

"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

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