He Had A Dream

Martin Luther King

Stop Discrimination 17.9.13

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."- Martin Luther King

50 years ago, a brave man made a speech that changed the world. Starting with the words, "I have a dream," civil rights activist, Martin Luther King performed a speech that was the beginning of the end of racism. He was born in 1929 in Georgia, at that time, racism was extremely big. He was one of the people who put an end to discrimination. Another civil rights activist is Rosa Parks, an African American who refused to stand up and give her seat to another passenger. It was against the law to do this because African Americans always had to give up their seat to the opposite race. This, of course is racist, cruel and mean. Rosa Parks wasn't the only other civil rights activist, Irene Morgan and Sarah Louise Keys are some other examples of people who changed the world for the better. Martin Luther King led many protests and, on October 14, 1964, Martin Luther King won the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. He was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Martin Luther King Jn (he was named after his father, Michael King and then changed his name to Martin Luther in honour of German reformer, Martin Luther) Day was made a public holiday in the United States.

Sadly, Martin Luther King was shot on April 4, 1968 by James Earl Ray. He was never forgotten though, on August 28, 2013, huge crowds gathered at the same spot where Martin Luther King made his famous speech 50 years ago to the day.

Wednesday, Aug. 28th 1963 at 10am

2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW

Washington, DC

Martin Luther King made his speech 'I have a Dream' at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC.