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MLK day for Anchorage
Monday marks the fiftieth year of the couragous man whose influential " I had a dream " speech impacted millions of Americans.
ANCHORAGE- Monday marks the fiftieth year of the couragous man whose influential " I had a dream " speech impacted millions of Americans.
"He believed that black and white should live together, and I still believe in one day, Native Americans will have someone like that.," Roy Silas of Anchorage says.
In Anchorage, many residents reflect on Martin Luther King's leadership and the way he shaped America at a time where it wasn't widely accepted.
"You go through a lot of struggle when you try to do what's right, you know, it's all for the better in the long run," Moses from Anchorage says.
"A man that spoke his mind and tried to help people in poverty and strengthen our government," Abraham Midgett of Anchorage states.
Monday we celebrate one of the most iconic figures in America. He believed in equality, civil rights, and freedom. His passion for what he believed in was so great, he was jailed 29 times for it. You might have known that, but did you know he entered college at just 15?
"15? yes, that's amazing because he was such an intelligent man," Silas says.
"Very impressive, I think a lot of people need to take that kind of step, " Midgett says.
So on this day of rememberance, we would like to dedicate and honor this day to a hero that undeniably continues to change lives.
" He was very influential and very smart. Very dedicated, he gave his all to what he believed in and that's equality," Silas says.
"I really appreciate it for what he did, makes the world a better place. This day and age we are growing up in is awesome, we are pretty much equals," Jeffrey from Anchorage says.