Which word changed the world

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I have a dream. With these words, Martin Luther King Jr. became famous. April 4, 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of his death. Martin Luther King also showed that words can change the world. FluxFM editor Aysche Wesche therefore follows in the footsteps of the great words of history.


Point 5: I have a dream

Martin Luther King Jr. was a pastor, civil rights activist and, above all, a visionary. In the 1960s he mobilized masses of people and was instrumental in ensuring that racial segregation no longer exists in the USA and that the black population is allowed to vote without restrictions. A person who made the world fairer - and that with just words.

 


Point 4: Human dignity is inviolable

Her credo has always been that peace does not just come around the corner, it is hard work. Eleanor Roosevelt did her part. The former first lady was never just “the wife of”, but a human rights activist, diplomat and high-ranking politician of the United Nations. As Chair of the UN Human Rights Commission, she shared responsibility for the 1948 Charter; leaving the world with nothing less than the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 


Point 3: Bow down, bitches!

Beyoncé declares himself a feminist. The pop star had to take a lot of criticism for this. A woman who stands up for her rights in corsage and high heels - please make up your mind Ms. Knowles! Sex goddess or feminist? Innocent girl or vamp - Beyoncé is all rolled into one and that's what she deserves credit for - beyond her perfectly staged image and grandiose voice. She creates a self-presentation as a complete woman.

 


Point 2: Talking is silver, silence is gold

Nonsense - at least when it comes to Ice Cube. The rapper, screenwriter, producer and actor once said the worst thing you can do in a situation is nothing. The weapon of his choice is the word. Ice Cube sings a lot in his songs about humanity, justice and against gun violence.

 


Point 1: Spread the Word!

It is the largest protest movement in America since the Vietnam War: at the March for Our Lives, over a million people took to the streets against the gun lobby and racism. At the rally, a girl stands on the stage and speaks the words that a very famous American had chosen almost in the same place before her. Yolanda Renee King, the granddaughter of Martin Luther King, knows, like her grandfather before her, that words change the world. Not guns.

 

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