In 1964 Kitty Genovese was murdered on the street just outside the apartment where she lived. The attack lasted more than 30 minutes, and she was screaming and resisting. The attacker stabbed her multiple times, until she died at last. It was later discovered that 38 of her neighbours saw the attack from their windows, […]
I have a dream…
It is now 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered. He was a source of inspiration for many of us.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a unique leader of the Civil Rights Movement. He is still today a historical icon because of his use of peaceful tactics in the fight for justice and equal civil rights.
I am inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. because of his courage and focus on having a passion for something that is bigger than ourselves: ‘A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.’
I am inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. because of his unique ability to change lives and society through his speeches and way of communicating dreams. His most famous speech ‘I have a dream’ was held for 200 000 people and became a turning point for the American Civil Rights Movement. In the speech he tells about his dream about ethnical equality and an end to racial discrimination.
I am inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. because of the way he gave responsibility to robust people with a good heart: ‘The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.’
I am inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. because of the way he reinforced the positive: ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.’
I am inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. because he claimed that people need to take responsibility for their own lives and lead themselves: ‘Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.’