"I Have a Dream"

Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight for Civil Rights

Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist who had an incredible impact on the Civil Rights movement.  He believed in non-violent activism and participated in numerous sit-ins, boycotts, and parts of the movement.  His famous "I Have a Dream" speech was given in 1963 to over 200,000 people.  

Famous Quote

"Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness"  -Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. King had much to feel bitter about.  He was surrounded by hatred, prejudice, and injustice, yet his message was very clear.  He wanted to encourage people to move beyond hatred and work together for peace.


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