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FC: MLK Parade 2013 | MissBrittneyNicolePrather Grand Marshal

1: 1st Place Winners of the Essay Contest | MLK Program 2013

2: What the "I Have A Dream" Speech Means to Me On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was inspired by the Holy Spirit to deliver the "I Have A Dream" speech. Over 200,000 people marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC to hear the speech, while millions watched on television. I believe Dr. King's purpose was to bring it to everyone's attention that all people are created equal. Even though it was not the case at the time, it would happen in the future. Dr. King painted a picture of a better future of racial harmony and integration. Most of his words were about peace. If America is to remain a great nation, racism will have to be eliminated. Thereby, enabling us to be judged, not by the color of our skin but by the content of our character.

3: Today, because of the impact of the "I Have A Dream" speech on the human race, Dr. King's dream is being fulfilled. The signing of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 opened all kinds of doors of opportunity for African Americans and other minorities in this country. We cover a wide range of professional positions in all areas such as; education, entertainment, science, sports, medicine, politics, etc. Because of his dream, we as Negroes, Black, African Americans, Minorities, Children of God or however you want to be identified, have the same opportunities as any other race. We can take our place anywhere in society we desire. These opportunities are endless. We can truly say we have gone from the cotton fields, we have gone from the back door entrances to buildings, we have gone from the plantation house kitchens, to the White House in Washington, DC. On January 20, 2009, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the fifty-sixth President of the United States. In just a few days from now, on January 21, 2013, President Barack Obama, after being re-elected for a second term, will take the oath of office as the fifty-seventh President of the United States. Yes! I would say that Dr. King's Dream is being fulfilled. Brittney Nicole Prather

5: Martin was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but changed his name.

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9: Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957

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11: March on Washington DC | Received the Nobel Peace Prize at age 35

12: Dr. King was a leader during the Civil Rights Movement | He encouraged minorities to stand up for their rights.

13: Martin Luther King Day was created in honor of Dr. King and his contributions to society.

14: He inspired people of all races and creeds.

16: Dr. King was a Baptist minister and social activist.

17: He believed in nonviolence.

19: He was the driving force behind the Montgomery Bus Boycott

53: Remember the Civil Rights Act of 1964

54: Remember the Voting Rights Act of 1965

56: Married Coretta Scott King

57: The King Center was established in 1968 by Dr. King's wife, Coretta Scott King

58: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | "The Drum Major instinct". Read about it at

59: "We must learn to live together as brothers or perish as fools." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | "A man can't ride your back unless it's bent." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

60: "The time is always right to do what is right." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

61: "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere". Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

62: "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend". Dr. Marting Luther King, Jr. | "There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love". Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

63: "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality". Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

64: "Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better". Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

66: "Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness". Dr. Marting Luther King, Jr. | "The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important". Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

67: "A right delayed is a right denied". Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr.

68: "We have guided missiles and misguided men". Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr | "The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice". Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | "We are not makers of history. We are made by history". Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

69: President Barack Hussein Obama | Martin Luther King, Jr.

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  • Title: MLK Parade 2013
  • Brittney Prather - Grand Marshal, Winner of the Essay Contest
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