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MLK Essay Winners
In honor of Dr. King’s birthday and the 50th Anniversary of his “I Have a Dream” speech, Ohio Northern University sponsored an essay contest. The “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, is remembered primarily as a powerful call for an end to segregation. This is certainly one of the most-often quoted passages from the speech: “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” But, there was more to the speech than that.
Graduate: Consider the speech as it relates to social justice issues other than integration and what progress has been made on these issues since the speech; what can we do/are we doing as a nation to address these issues?
Undergraduate: Consider Dr. King’s remarks delivered at ONU three months before his death and, specifically, the changes on our campus since that time. How have race relations here changed? What can we do in order to further improve?
High School: Consider how far we have come as a nation since Dr. King delivered this speech on August 28, 1963 and what we still need to work on in order for Dr. King’s dream to be fully realized.
High school winners