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MLK: Language of the Unheard

I was born almost two decades after the famous march on Washington.

I’ve heard only his most famous “I have a dream” speech.

The MLK history lesson is murky in my mind.

I cannot know the persecution he and others endured.

I cannot know how hard it was to not react in anger.

But I know what Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for.

I know he stood for love and equality.

I know he stood up for those who couldn't.

He saw protest as a language of the unheard.

He saw a equality as a right for everyone.

He acted for the good in our nation when we were at our worst.

What if we were as good as he imagined possible?

What would that look like within our nation today?

Just listen to the language of the unheard.


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