Dear Martin Luther King, Jr.,
Amen, let freedom ring! Forty-four years later the bell of freedom has rung, leaving a lasting impression on America and its people, a loud and clear message. If only other countries like Iraq, Pakistan, and other Middle Eastern countries that are warring against each other and the world, could hear the ringing, that awakening ring of freedom, justice, and equality. Today many people there are still enslaved, but in a different way then African Americans were in the United States. They are enslaved by laws that are unjust and cruel. But because of your dream that is not the case on American soil, if only you could share your dream with the Middle East.
Today African Americans are free in this country, along with every other person, of any religion, race, or culture, because of your dream, your dream of peace, justice, freedom, and equality for all people. This is the way I think the world should be. Your dream inspired thousands of people to let African Americans have the same rights and privileges of whites. I agree with your argument, "that all men are created equal," and that people should not be judged by their outside, but by their inside, their character.
As I was reading your famous "I Have a Dream" speech, I found myself learning a historic lesson. A lesson about your dream and the dream of many African Americans, that they would be free to share a life in coexistence and equality with white people, out of racial injustice. Your speech is a reminder to everyone that all people are equal, and that white people's destiny is tied in with African's destiny. A reminder that everyone in this country has a right to vote no matter who they are servant or free, black or white poor or rich.
Congratulations Mr. King. Your dream came true. Your dream that the county will finally realize that all men are created equal, that former slaves and slave owners will be able to work together and live in peace, your dream that your children won't be judged by their skin but by their character, your dream that even Mississippi will become a state of justice, your dream that blacks and whites can do anything together. This is your dream, your dream come true. Freedom has rung, and is still ringing, because of you.
Quin De Vries