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  • Writer's pictureAbigail Ward

Exploring the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream

Dreams are the building blocks of the world we live in. Without dreams, no man or woman, would accomplish anything. Dreams are the foundation of visions, and visions are what drive people to succeed in making their dreams manifest into reality. Some dreams are small, while others are great.

One of the greatest dreams celebrated today is one of a man who lived, fought, and died for the equality of all men and women regardless of the color of their skin. This man’s name was Martin Luther King Jr.

He gave a famous speech about a dream of his, where all men were equal regardless of their race. His words shook the nation into action. Some hated these words, and the movement behind them. Especially a man named, James Earl Ray who shot and killed him at the Lorraine motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Despite the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4th, 1968, his words lived on in our hearts and continued to change our nation.

Today, we celebrate this man’s courageous fight and determination for equality every 3rd Monday of January since 1986. His memorial was finished in Washington D.C. in 2011 nearby where his speech was held. Though he himself is no longer with us, his dream will be a part of our history, and will be with us forever.

This week our children celebrated a day out of school, and some of us, a day off work. A much needed break that would not have been given had this man’s sacrifice not been honored. Let us all remember this man’s courage and sacrifice.

At Christian Cottage Prep, our students learned about Martin Luther King Jr., and our Kindergarten and 1st grade finished up their M.L.K. Jr. projects.

How do you celebrate M.L.K. Jr’s sacrifice?

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