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Letter: I still have a dream today

Published: Monday, Jan. 21 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gives a news conference in 1963 in Birmingham, Ala. announcing he and other African American leaders have called for federal Army occupation of Birmingham in the wake of the previous day's church bombing and shootings which left six blacks dead. (Associated Press) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gives a news conference in 1963 in Birmingham, Ala. announcing he and other African American leaders have called for federal Army occupation of Birmingham in the wake of the previous day's church bombing and shootings which left six blacks dead. (Associated Press)

Even though we face the difficulties of oppression, I still have a dream today.

I have a dream that one day we as people will fight for the strength of others, and not the strength over others. I have a dream that one day, the quiet and shy may stand with power and glory for their hopes and desires. I have dream that one day, in the small towns and cities, love will dance in the sweet air and harmony will come between every little child. I have a dream today. Let us be friends with our neighbors! When this happens — when the pressure on the wilting backs of others has been lifted and carried away — we will sing of our joy.

This will be the day that God will look down upon His loving children and see every beautiful child smile brightly and towards the heavens.

Sara Bunker, Wasatch Jr. High

Salt Lake City

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