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How Did Martin Luther King Jr Contribute To The American Dream

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The word “unity” is described as “oneness of mind, feeling, etc., as among a number of persons; concord, harmony, or agreement.” (dictionary.com). This is exactly the view envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while campaigning for the rights of Negroes. He dreamed of people everywhere uniting to peacefully protest injustice. Even after Negroes gained equal rights, his dream still lives on today. Dr. King was a considerable inspiration to our country, a strong operative in organizing people to work together for peace, and can invigorate me to live out his dream in my own community. We can all agree that Dr. King played a huge role in our country’s distinguished history. He certainly is still remembered as an…show more content…
King’s teachings and sacrifices is putting their context into action. A perfect place to start is your own community. Some people see problems in diversity. However, Dr. King saw only beauty in it. There is so much diversity all around us in our own communities, black and white; old and young; male and female; religious and nonreligious; rich and poor. But if we can look at the big picture, we will see a strong community, happy and motivated to helping each other. We all are rooting for the same cause: peace, friendship, love,acceptance, and unity. It is so important to comprehend the power that unity holds, but when we do, we will be able to see the beauty in all our diversity, just as Dr. King did. Dr. King said, “The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.” (achieve-personal-growth.com). If we are to be successful, we will need each other. Dr. King inspires me to take action in uniting my community/school and to be a leader. Because of his example, I ran for student council representative in elementary school and was given the position. This assignment is important to the school because the representatives gather desires and opinions from primary and secondary classes to present to the student council for consideration. This operation definitely unites the school together to reach important decisions as one. There is always a way for someone to contribute to their community no matter how small it is. Dr. King once aforementioned,“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” (goodreads.com). Not everyone’s contribution will be the same, but they will all mean
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