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“I have a dream today . . . that one day . . . little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and little white girls as sisters and brothers. . . “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.” Martin Luther King Jr., August 28, 1963

In the first of my series on Peacemakers, I have chosen to examine the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact that he had on equal rights in the United States. Born the son of a Black Baptist minister, Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) believed, like Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi, that the power of love was greater than the power of hate. His beliefs led to his own non-violent crusade against racial segregation in America.

Read on for inspiring information, as well as a class discussion topic and classroom activity idea.

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