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MLK Jr. Tribute: Fight for your dreams

A wax figure of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is on display at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel August 23, 2013 in Washington, DC. The wax figure is on loan from Madame Tussauds to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington
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On the third Monday of January, The United States recognizes Martin Luther King Jr's birthday as a holiday. The day to observe the great things that this man put in place for his race of people. He is highly recognized for his "I have a dream" speech. But what else can one remember about his life. In school at an early age, we learn about that speech and that he was assassinated. Now, we believe, as stated in the Washignton Post "Martin Luther King Jr preached nonviolence, practiced it, and led a great movement guided by principles." Every year, we either are off school or work and really don't understand why this date is so important to anyone outside of the African American community. Martin Luther King was a man that fought for what he believed in, despite of how everyone told him he was crazy and that he would get himself killed. He still pushed on because he believed that he could make a difference. Isn't this something that every race, culture, community fights for?

As college graduates, we need to remember what that dream done for us. This dream have taught us never to give up, especially when people told us that we would never make it or that we were only limited certain amount of things. Those 4+ years that we spent in undergrad was our own individual struggle. Trying to determine, who we are, who we want to be, and what we want to fight for. Trying to determine, what organization we want to be involved in, what volunteer work we want to participate in, and what do we want to remember from our college days. The struggle is real and it just did not end with Martin Luther King Jr. It still exist every day. So today, think about what our struggle is and determine if it's worth the fight. Martin Luther King had a dream and it came truth. Are you ready to fight for yours?

As a nation, we have all come a long way. Let's continue to fight.

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