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"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."

Hi and welcome to my tribute to Martin L. King.
My name is Octavia (Joyce) aka "Bymyside".

We were in Ludwigsburg, Germany at the time. My father being in the Army. I remember hearing on the news that day that King had been shot and killed but had no clue as to who he was or what he was all about.

Years later I did. In high school our class took a tour of Atlanta Ga. and visited his church and gravesite to which I took one of the stones. It has now been polished and mounted for all to see. In Birmingham, Alabama there is a Civil Rights museum which I've been to. I would like to go back and spend more time.

I am glad they set a day aside to celebrate not only King's birthday but also Black history month. I've relearned history as it should have been taught.

When time permits I would like to visit Washington, D.C. and participate in a Million Man or Woman March.

If King was alive today I believe he would be very disappointed to see the youths of today. No respect for older people, the gangs and their violence, drugs, and the Black population in jail, ect. But on the other hand, he would be proud of how far we have come.

Martin L. King, if you were alive today, I would like to thank-you for all that you did for us and the strength it took you to stand up for what you believed in. And maybe one day we "will live in a nation where we will not be judged by the color of our skin but by the content of our character."

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