The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach / Five Cites
Akito Hayashi, Second Place
Grade 4, Ocean View Elementary
Teacher: Mrs. Pierce
Martin Luther King Jr. was an African-American who supported social change through peaceful protests. A powerful speaker and a man of great spiritual strength, he shaped the American civil rights, and was one of the greatest leaders in history. He stood up for everything he believed in and inspired many.
I have always looked up to Martin Luther King Jr. because he fought for his dream against all odds. In his famous speech, he spoke the truth about the unequal treatment his people had suffered from. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of equality was fair to everyone. He wished for a world without prejudice where his children could live without being judged by the color of their skin.
Even though he was treated unfairly, Martin Luther King Jr. continued fighting with his words without the use of violence. He made many speeches to inspire others to help his cause and dreamed of a world where all people would be treated fairly.