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I (also) have a dream

Martin Luther King

In the USA, the third Monday of January is commemorated the Martin Luther Kind Day, observed near his birthday on 15th January, 1029.

Martin Luther King Jr was a Baptist preacher who became the figure of the civil right movement, using no violence. His speeches traveled the world inspiring millions.

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” stated in one of them. His most famous one was “I have a dream” given in Washington in 1963.

“I have a dream that my four little 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” he dreamed.

His figure is a symbol of non violence fight and also a sample of defending ideals until the last consequences. We need a bit of Luther King today in this over-virtual, superficial, ephemeral world. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”.

He was shot on  April 4th, 1968. He promoted: “A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.”

As Bono, U2 main leader, said: “they took your life, they could not take your pride”.

 

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