MONTGOMERY, AL - MARCH 25:  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking before crowd of 25,000 Selma To Montgomery, Alabama civil rights marchers, in front of Montgomery, Alabama state capital building. On March 25, 1965 in Montgomery, Alabama. (Photo by Stephen F. Somerstein/Getty Images)

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How Dr. King Inspires Me

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a man that I look up to for his vigorous leadership that moved millions to fight for dignity, respect, and equality. It was an honor to present not only the typical facts but facts that no one truly knew about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of his birthday and legacy he created in the fight for equality for not only African Americans but for all marginalized people. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was a man of action with the ability to reach so many people through his gift of speech and great leadership in the harsh times of civil rights discrimination to build equality amongst the nation. He inspired millions as well as me to have courage and faith in others, like our foundress Cornelia Connelly, the goal of his actions were to help others. His message in his famous I Have A Dream Speech reminded the nation that love is not to be restricted by color but instead for everyone. Because of his passion and courage, my life is now full of people from different ethnicities and backgrounds than me. He taught me that the best way to make a change is to do so with respect for everyone, no matter the circumstances. Through his harsh trials and tribulations, I understand that even in the face of hate, change is possible.


Written by: Bailey Skeeter '19