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Happy MLK Day!

Today, we celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin (Michael) Luther King Jr., a man who dedicated his life to fighting for the civil rights of African Americans in the United States of America by using nonviolent methods inspired by Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi. Dr. King was known for being assertive but patient and respectable in choosing his words. He never once spoke with hatred towards white people because Dr. King's only desire was for every nationality to unite.

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Growing up, I admired Dr. King for everything he did within the civil rights movement but, most of all, for his courage and directness when he spoke. He made you listen and believe that one day we would live in a world where we were not judged by the color of our skin. Yet, deep down, he knew that even though it was his calling to place change, he may not be here to see it, but that did not stop Dr. King from spreading the faith and hope worldwide for better days. He once said, "If a man has not found something worth dying for, he is not fit to live."

You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. ― Martin Luther

Ultimately, Dr. King's bravery, tenacity, and well-spoken ways have made him a timeless figure in our history. So, today we acknowledge and thank Dr. King for sacrificing his life to ensure black people in the United States of America had equal rights. Remember, "It is not how long you live but how well you live it!"

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