The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. always wondered why he had to move to the back of the bus, use a different drinking fountain, and the books in his school were old and tattered. Nothing was said when he was told it is because he was colored. He was “nothing” to a certain class of people. But he is important to me and all other African-Americans today. Now every time I ride the bus, study in a Gifted and Talented Education school, and get new things, I thank him.
He followed his words, “If a man has not discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” He was assassinated, but conquered segregation. That something to die for was his “dream.” His “I Have a Dream” speech inspired African-Americans to go and fight for what they believe in.
Ryan Scott, age 10