Dr. Martin Luther King

“The time is always right to do something right”
What does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. means to me

    “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” This is a famous quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that means something to me. This essay is to reflect my feelings about how Dr. Martin Luther Jr.’s work with civil rights has adjusted my life today.5th and 6th graders at C.C. Pinckney are writing this essay. We celebrate our independence from racism and inequality on the 21 of January, each year in honor of his birthday.
    “Today we know with certainty that segregation is dead. The only question remaining is how costly will be the funeral.” This is another famous quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that means a lot to me. This quote tells me that an abundance of people gave their life for me. I wouldn’t have all the privileges awarded to me as I do now, because I might be separated by ethnicity and away from family and friends. Individual fountains, stores, schools, and churches is no life for me. I am proud of my Hispanic heritage! Last year in fifth grade, I met a great friend named Claire. She is the daughter of a Korean mom and an American father. I met her at C.C.P, a DoDEA school and I must say I am very lucky. Claire and I were excellent friends, she helped me open myself up and not be afraid of what people will think of me. She brought me out of my shell. Today my teacher Mrs. Fitz says to me   “Naomi you have become the new Claire” and I take that as a huge honor! When I grow up I want to be a teacher and pass down my knowledge about what I have learned that you should be proud of yourself to the next generation!
    In conclusion Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. did a really big leap on inequality, but it still goes on today. I have heard of stories of a lot of inequality like in Philadelphia there is a school called Pine School Elementary. The school is mostly made up of white kids and there is a Hispanic girl who...