December 5

On March 8, 1965, Dr. King spoke about courage and said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Dr. King urged all of us to feel passionate about freedom and justice—when we feel strongly, we must speak up and not remain silent.Using this quote from Dr. King, describe in writing or through visual art how speaking up (or being silent) about something can change your personal life, your community or the world.

Speaking up about something that matters could change the world!  If we stand up for what we believe in then we could stop bullying, segregation and many more problems!  Like Dr. King said, people should “not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”  If you speak up you can change the world and what people think about you, the community, or even the world!  For example, if someone was bullying and nobody stood up to it, that would keep happening.  But if someone stood up to that, it would stop.  That is how speaking up can change the world.

Written by Sabrina O., in Mrs. Moore’s Mountaineers.