Martin Luther King and his dreams.

Martin Luther King’s dreams defined him. One of his dreams was

“… that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

The poem, What Happens to a Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes is a perfect tribute to a man whose legacy is his dreams. Martin Luther King would have been 22 years old when Hughes wrote the poem.

What Happens to a Dream Deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
~Langston Hughes


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