In the 1400’s, millions to 100,000,000 slaves were taken from Africa and brought to America. They were stripped of everything that held sentimental value to them. These slaves were taken from their homes and families, separated from their children, husbands, brothers and cousins were killed in the struggle to save what they called their “home”. They were taken into a new country that removed their ability to love. The women were raped and beaten until there was nothing left but whips, unwanted babies and a dream to be free.
Even though these African slaves thought they were left with nothing, they had the ultimate freedom: the freedom to dream. In life, the world is capable of stripping a person of everything – pride, dignity- the whole nine yards. But the one thing that has stuck with the human race for centuries that no scuffle, scratch or scar is capable of taking from us is our freedom to dream. I have come to understand that the freedom to dream means freedom. With the freedom to dream we are free.
Now, take a moment to close your eyes. Think about all those people who started off with a simple dream and changed the world. You can even look at Martin Luther King Jr. and see that a dream can start out as something meek and minor, but change the entire world’s outlook on life. Because of those African slaves and people like Martin Luther King Jr., you learn to appreciate your freedom to dream.
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