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Happy MLK Day! Look Back At His Most Influential Speeches [VIDEO]

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

Today, we honor not only the life of Dr. Martin Luther King JR., but his brave mission to help bring equality to all races, and class in the United States.

King sacrificed his life to try and bring awareness and change in this country. Whether it was the march on Washington for rights and freedom in 1963, the voting rights act in 1965, his views on the Vietnam War in 1967 or trying to close the game between class in this country he became a fearless leader by using non-violence to bring us many of the rights we have today.

Throughout time, his iconic "I Have A Dream" speech plays in full in our classrooms, television sets, and Youtube players, but he did much more than that one speech. He tirelessly fought for the right to live the lives we live today.

Today, a new movement called #BlackLivesMatter is increasing popularity across the United States, once again causing nationwide debate about race and class in this nation. The conversation has become so prominent that it has become one of the biggest issues in the latest democratic debate, and a conversation that the president of the United States even addressed in his State of the Union speech.

With tragedies, and cases such as Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, and others while the violence continues in cities such as Chicago, we must remember Dr. King's mission to bring equality and peace to all races, gender, sexual identity, and class.

During this day look back at what you can do to further to improve this country. "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'what are you doing for others?'"

Re-Live some of Martin Luther King's speeches below.


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I Have A Dream Speech
August 28, 1963 - Washington, D.C.