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Unformatted text preview: than Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. In this speech, Dr. King gave such a passionate plea for brotherhood and acceptance that I was moved to tears. At this point there was something inside of me that just knew that my preconceived notions about race were wrong. This seventeen-minute speech was one of very little importance to the civil rights movement of the time, but to a fifteen-year-old Alabama girl, it meant the entire world. This speech made the wheels begin to turn in my mind and started me on a mission to find out what the true meaning of this speech was. In my research I studied King’s life and the wonderful things he did for people everywhere, including putting his own life in jeopardy during freedom marches. Dr. King believed we are all equal and all deserve a good life if we but reach for it, this is something that has helped shape who I am. For that, in my mind he is truly a king of my upbringing....
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- Fall '10
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil and political rights, Social movement, Martin Luther King Junior