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The Man Whose Dream Changed the World

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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. giving his “I Have A Dream" speech in Washington D.C. Evergrowth Coaching.
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    Image of Oprah Winfrey, the first black woman to receive the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, which is the highest honor of the Golden Globes. Jim Ruymen/UPI.
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    Collage of images from the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Monica Tarnawski.
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    English teacher Monica Tarnawski visits the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site. Monica Tarnawski.

Although millions of people in the United States were born on Jan. 15th, only one man has the honor of having the day be dedicated to his life and accomplishments. This man made equality his mantra, made freedom burn in the hearts and minds of all those who suffered from racial oppression and made change his life’s work. This man has earned commendation and respect not only from African Americans, but from people of all colors and races. Lionized in history as a pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement, he was an advocate for non-violent protest and had a dream to see a world where skin color is not the foremost authority. This man is none other than the great Martin Luther King Jr. Keep Reading

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Martin Luther King Jr. giving his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. - Biography
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    Martin Luther King Jr. during a march for Civil Rights.
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    Martin Luther King Jr. pictured with his family. - Newsweek
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    Both people with and without color march with Dr. King.

On the third Monday of January each year, Wesleyan and most of America is let out of school to celebrate the birth, life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Born in our very own Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. King was a Baptist preacher. From the mid-1950s until his death, Dr. King headed a pacifist movement for civil rights. Keep Reading

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