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Martin Luther King presents: a dream to never forgetLincoln Memorial, Washington D.C. , 28th of August 1967. Martin Luther King enters the stage in front of the impressing building. Hundreds and hundreds of people gathered together to spectate, possibly, one most influential speeches in the history of the racial conflict that endures for hundreds of years. The people who were present yesterday came from all over America, many traveled hours and hours, but they accounted, possibly, a gigantic breakthrough in the ongoing conflict about the inequality between we, as the undervalued, suppressed and most of all as a unequal considered black community and the whites.. As he stood there, in front of his people, he was the king almighty. What Martin Luther King did yesterday can hardly be described in words. For 17 minutes long, he persuaded and convinced his audience about the far-reaching problem that had the black community in its constraint. The the feeling of intimacy and warm fellowship created an enchanting atmosphere in which the black community stood up against the imperial white supremacy, who got the absolute power over the last era’s in the USA. Now is our time. We, together should stand up against those people who look at us like we are less, less than any other human being who has a lighter tone of skin.Born on the 15th of January 1929, Dr. Martin Luther King made career as an American Baptist minister in  in Montgomery, Alabama. In the years after his years as a church servant, he turned his ambition towards the activism for our black community. He became an influential, capable and visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, he based his policy on a nonviolent approach to fight for equality. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using the tactics of passive aggressive reasoning and civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. King, representing the SCLC, was yesterday among the leaders of the “Big Six” civil rights organizations who were instrumental in the organization of the March on Washington for jobs and freedom. The march gained national attention throughout television programs, but when standing between the approximated 250,000 united people who came together, it felt like the whole state of Washington had gathered to fight for the rights of the human race. Highly remarkable was the fact of the many white citizens, they presented their solidarity with the suppressed black community out in the open, they were proud of it. They wanted to say that this couldn’t proceed any longer. The problem, that also inflicted them as a part of our society, should be removed from their modernized country. The obstacle on the road to equality have to be removed, and they are willing to cooperate in that process. As the first ceremony of such magnitude ever initiated and dominated by African Americans, the march also was the first to have its nature wholly misperceived in advance. When the applause dropped and Martin Luther King started talking, with his overwhelming, astounding and powerful voice, the crowd slowly joined him in his message towards all the people of the United States. After the enchanting 17 minutes of vocal power, the world had changed. People looked at each other, applauded with each other, and cheered with each other like they won the war. When the words “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” came out of his mouth, we knew, something has changed today.  “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” This is were all black people, from the state of Washington to the state of Florida, do it for. To make this world a better place, for themselves, for their children and for everyone, because everyone should be equal. This was a live report from the Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC from which Martin Luther King delivered his message to you, as a black man, and to all other readers of this newspaper: spread the word, let this world be a better place but, “let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”Written by Caleb Bishanka, live reporter of The Washington Afro-American

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