MLK Day Reflections

January 25, 2016

In honor of Martin Luther King Day, the MMFS community gathered together in silent meeting to reflect on the question, “How do you keep Martin Luther King Jr.’s beliefs alive and part of your life each and every day?” Here are some of our students and teachers’ responses:

“When I think about Dr. Martin Luther King, I think about how he was a dreamer, so in order for me to keep his words alive I like to keep dreaming. And I like to think about and dream about ways in which I can make the world a better place in my own way. I use the inspiration from Martin Luther King and the way he dreamed such big dreams and I also try to dream big dreams.”

“I feel like everyone has this idea that [MLK Day] is a sacred day and we all feel peaceful on that day. I feel like, yes, we should but wasn’t his point that we should believe the things he said, believe that everyone is equal, every day and NOT just on one day?”

“Racism is silly because we’re all actually equal.”

“There’s a plaque somewhere in Alabama that says, ‘I had a dream,’ from the Martin Luther King speech. It isn’t that he had a dream–the dream is still present. We should all think that it’s still present and not in the past.”

“Martin Luther King definitely changed my life, because if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be able to have the friends I have today.”

“Martin Luther King was a great person. What he said in his speech is becoming true but not yet. We still have a lot of work to do, but I think soon all people will be able to live together equally.”

“Everyone should be treated like they want to be treated.”

“One way that I try to keep Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision alive is that I try to share stories that I heard from that time period. My mother grew up in Alabama and lived there when a lot of the things we learned about happened. She’s told me her personal stories, and I try to share her stories with others. I think it’s really important that we learn from history.”

“I uphold the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King by not supporting any political candidates who want to exclude any group of people from opportunities”

“Martin Luther King uses the word ‘together’ a lot in his speech. Today we got to be together in silence as a school. When we sit together, we’re much more powerful than when we sit apart.”

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