Martin Luther King, Jr.

Good morning. While we do not have school today, it is important to remember that the reason today is a holiday is to celebrate, to honor, a man who so believed in the God-given rights of all people that he was willing to risk his life for the cause. In his most-remembered speech, Dr. King said:

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

Do you think he was limiting his reference of “all men” to just men? Men and women? And was it just men and women here in the United States? Or all men, all women, all over the world? What do you think?

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  1. I heard this video over and over on Friday while the librarian played it next door for the students. Each time I got goose bumps, what a great man with amazing vision, passion, and drive. I have a dream…

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