Three Kings

Martin Luther King Jr. Malcolm X. Both names represent so much history in America. They represent a struggle for the rights and freedoms of an underprivileged people. These men are evidence of what can be accomplished if you work hard enough, and feel passionate enough about righting a wrong.

How many of you believe in a cause so much, that you put yourself and loved ones at risk on a daily basis? Both Malcolm and Martin were killed in the midst of their fights. Though they often took different approaches to effect that change, the passion that they had for equality and justice was second to none. With the help of other civil rights activists, they were able to change a nation.

Without that fight, history may have never occurred in November 2008, when Barack H. Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States of America. He is to our generation what Dr. King and Malcolm X were to those who lived during the Civil Rights era. He is a symbol of hope; the symbol of Dr. King’s Dream realized. He is the leader of the free world and he is a black man. By becoming President, Barack Obama represents 400 years of black struggles, black aspirations, and black pride.

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