Sybil Taylor
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I have a dream that one day negro children and white children will be as one. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. ended the battle of segregation. It was time to take a stand, along with our great leaders John F. Kennedy and Malcolm X. No more lynching by the KKK, no more hate, no more killing, no more segregation in schools. Negroes were allowed to enter the same public schools, go to the same department stores, and even to ride freely on the buses after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. No more bathroom or water fountain laws, no more prejudiced laws in general. Negroes were allowed to eat at white restaurants at last! Our leader was killed for his stand for racial equality, and it was the saddest time in those days of hope. That’s when the riots started, unfortunately. The battles that followed the loss of our great leader were terrible. If it were not for him and other leaders nothing would have changed. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought a serious battle to keep America going. He was  the greatest leader we’ve ever had. His fight made us one and the same. Today some people still dislike blacks, but they are living in the past. America needs to wake up and get past this, getting along as one. We all run on the same blood.. We’ve come too far to continue hating. As the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. would say “I have a dream.” So, America, let’s love each other and live that dream, as the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. wanted us to do.