Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. sits in a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama. October, 1967.

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

Today we remember a man who stood up for what he believed in. When Martin Luther King was sent to jail for protesting, he did not give up on his dream for people of all races and creed to live peacefully. In America today we still face racism and anti-religion. When Martin Luther King Jr. stood up for what he believed in, he successfully created an army of anti-violence to fight against the violence the had caused segregation in the south. He was targeted by the KKK because they were trying to silence him, as well as, kill him because he was winning a war that they were losing. Instead, the KKK ended up showing their true colors to the world about who they are and how they get their way. In America today, things are better because of Martin Luther King Jr., and today we remember the man who famous said,”I have a dream.” The dream that Martin Luther King Jr. had is still alive and many people want to see it happen. However, there is still hate out there that prevents this from happening. But, we can create a world that Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of. I still dream of a day where people respect others based on who they are not what they are. The more we take the time to get to know others, the closer we are to creating a better world.