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Dream Believe Achieve - linked to Dr Luther King’s dream for a better future, simply, we realize that in order to achieve something you need to believe in your dream.

"I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. 'We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.' I have that dream." Martin Luther King

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Who was Martin Luther King?

Born in 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia to a Pastor and a school teacher, Martin Luther King, Jr was a Civil Rights Leader who led many marches and non-violent protests campaigning for equality for Blacks in 1950s and 60s America. A cruel racial remark at the age of 6, from a white friend’s mother started him on this path.

In 1968 while campaigning in Memphis, Martin was shot by a sniper on the balcony of his motel and died. The killing sparked riots and demonstrations across the country, the killer was apprehended two months later and sentenced to 99 years in prison.

In 2011 a memorial to Martin Luther King, Jr was opened in Washington DC and the work he started all those decades ago, continues today.