‘I have a dream’ speech lives on in youth

Central and North Burnett Times - - VOICE OF THE BURNETT - Shirley Way Shirley.Way@cnbtimes.com.au

TO­DAY marks the 51st an­niver­sary of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech.

The Amer­i­can civil rights an­them asked for re­spect and recog­ni­tion for all and was cred­ited with prompt­ing the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

With his eyes on the future, King said: “I have a dream that my four lit­tle chil­dren will one day live in a na­tion where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the con­tent of their char­ac­ter.”

This week, I spoke with four in­dige­nous stu­dents whose own cul­tural pride and dreams re­ceived a boost at the ATSI Aca­demic and Tal­ent As­pi­ra­tions Pro­gram.

With pride in them­selves and their families, they’re cre­at­ing a future – for hu­man­ity. Cel­e­brate with them on page 9.

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