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MLK Had a Dream; What's Yours?

Martin Luther King's famous 'I Have a Dream' speech inspired many to think about injustice and how they might help combat it. Patch wants to know what your dream is for a better world.

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King delivered his rousing "I Have a Dream" speech to a crowd of 250,000 in front of the Lincoln Memorial after leading a peaceful demonstration in Washington, D.C.

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,' King said on Aug. 28, 1963. "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.?

On this Martin Luther King Day, Patch wants to know what your dream is for a better world? Is it to see improved education for all children, safer streets, better access to health care or improved race relations? Please share your thoughts — and your ideas for how to achieve these goals — in the comments section below.

For some inspiration, you can watch King's speech in its entirety here.

Morgan Delack January 21, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Dan, I love the comment about seeing everyone as "green." Very insightful! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Dani January 21, 2013 at 08:09 PM
A world where everyone gets along. I know it's more like a fantasy, but wouldn't it be nice.
Dan Cox January 21, 2013 at 10:38 PM
I have a Dream, a day when Illinois is no longer controlled by the Chicago Machine. A day when the Madigan's and Cullerton, no longer control our legislature as though they were appointed Kings. a day when a Black young man, can walk down 95th St. in Chicago, Illinois hand in hand, with another Black young man and not try to kill each other!
Tea January 21, 2013 at 10:51 PM
I would love for there to be peace amongst all mankind. Stop the killing! Stop the gangbanging! Stop the prejudice! Stop the hating of one another! Much love! Much respect!
jmleady January 21, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Dan, I embrace your dream and have always believed " One Man can make a difference".
jmleady January 21, 2013 at 11:59 PM
Our needs for peace and equality are quite simple, the way to achieve them is open and in front of us as we speak. We have no right to judge each other. Too much energy wasted on anger.
Cynthia Florsheim January 22, 2013 at 01:02 AM
I think that the best way to find peace is to know people of different faiths and races. Knowing others will help you know yourself.
Harry Gio January 22, 2013 at 11:20 AM
What is MY dream? That ALL the children of the world grow up HEALTHY and not hating one another... No more gun violence!!!!!!!
Dan Cox January 22, 2013 at 01:52 PM
It is silly to blame the object, for what some person, did with it... Bad Gun, were going to lock you up and never let you out. Now you guys be good, we locked up the Bad Gun. Oh No, stay away from those knives and Baseball Bats, Oh Lord, we need to lock those up too!
Jac Charlier January 23, 2013 at 02:16 AM
Compassion!

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