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“Meet Hate with Love” (MLK Speech Contest)

“Meet Love with Hate”
By Giona Hance, 4th grade
UrbanPromise Martin Luther King Jr. Speech Contest

The Whites and Blacks did not get along but Martin Luther King Jr. made a difference.
The Whites did not let the Blacks go to the same school.  They had signs that said “Whites only.”


Martin Luther King Jr. made speeches, led marches and other peaceful protests.  He said, “We must meet hate with love.”

This is what I think about hate and love.  For example, Angel is a boy in my school who is really rude.  He tells people to “Move!”  He teases people, calls people names and picks on their mom and dad.  Angel shows hate.

My friend Genesis shows love.  Genesis shows love by giving pencils to people, helping  his friends in math and being funny.  He makes me have joy and hope.

If you do good things to people that have hate it will turn good.  You can show love to people by giving them
things they need, like pencils or toy.  If we meet hate with love the world will be a kinder place.


Martin Luther King Jr. died on April 4, 1968, but the difference he made is still living.  There is still a lot of hate in this world by soon it will change.

What will you do to change the world?