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How Did Martin Luther King Jr And The American Dream

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The Civil War was definitely not America’s finest hour. From other places in the world, we might have looked foolish, fighting against each other. In our perspective, it was not foolish. We fought brother against brother, friend against friend, Father against son. War was the only topic on our minds. But for what? The right to keep our laziness, against the right of freedom, already established years and years ago? Thousands upon thousands of lives lost, because we were too good to do our own housework? We fought as a union for the millions of lives lost before us, who were captured, put in chains, and forced to be treated like animals. Racism was wild among the states, even after the most awful war in American history…show more content…
King’s story is one that America will never forget. His speeches were powerful. Enough so that he moved a whole country. Forget mountains, this man was so amazing that he was able to move millions of people's hearts. That is an incredible feat, and one that will go down in history as the day America realized that all men ARE created equal. He united thousands upon thousands of people by showing that he wasn't going to give up his freedom. He taught them peace and how to work together to accomplish great things. We all have a role of living out the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whether in our home, school, or community. As Dr. King once said, “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.” (wikipedia.com) Dr. King knew that if we only showed kindness and love to everyone, there will be no hate and injustice. We may not know it, but we can play a big part in fulfilling his dream. If you look around today, you can see that racism is not completely dead. Although it has sufficiently died down, I don't think racism will be completely gone for a long time and I am sure many others do too. But we can do our part, by simply not judging others on how they look, their wealth, or their heritage, but by who they really are on the inside. Dr. King also taught that we should not be putting people in groups, again because of how they look, their wealth, or their heritage. We should not be the one to decide what they will do, where they will go, and what they will say. No one has the power to completely take control over someone's thoughts, their words, or their actions. And if you can’t completely control them, what's the point in trying? Sadly, Dr. King has not lived to see his dream become reality. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. He was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 39, by James Earl Ray. Dr. King was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him in the cheek. Instantly,
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