After my family has shared what they have experienced, I have become more aware of Dr. King's inspirational power. In the future, I hope to make a difference like he did and create a more peaceful world.
"We will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands"(King Jr. 51).
"I have a Dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, sons of former slaves and the son of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood"(King Jr. 50).
When he addressed religious aspects along with the unity between everyone, I felt like the whole audience could connect to what he was saying.
Parts where Dr. King talked about bringing unity to Georgia stood out to me because I know that people of all races can sit together now.
"But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free; one hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination"(King Jr. 48).
When Dr. King made this statement, he was able to make everyone aware of what African Americans had to face. He was able to inspire the audience to stand up and make a change.
Were you reminded of a similar situation after hearing about how African Americans suffered during times of segregation?
Recently, I have been interested in the Islamic religion and counties that follow their teachings. I was surprised when I heard how the women were treated in these countries because it was much like how African Americans were treated during times of Jim Crow Laws.
"Young women who disobey the rules are hurled into patrol cars, taken to jail, flogged, fined, forced to wash toilets and humiliated”(Nafisi 83).
"If she gets on a bus, the seating is segregated. She must enter through the rear door and sit in the back seats, allocated to women"(Nafisi 82).
"There has been continued targeted violence, as well as threats and intimidation against persons belonging to religious minorities", and "Christians...have been among the most vulnerable"(Harrison 2&3).
Religious minorities have also suffered like African Americans have. I hope in the future that a brave soul will be willing to stand up for these people who are suffering like Dr. King stood up for the rights of African Americans.