The following is an excerpt from the book "Dear Dr. King, Letters From Today's Children to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."
Dear Dr. King, Maybe if you were here today you would be happy,
Maybe not. There is no segregation,
but there is racism and hate.
I must live with much racism in my family,
and our world. I cannot
understand why people
cannot let go of their weapons and, instead
hold each other's hands.
You had a dream that turned into a nightmare
and you lost your life.
Hailey, age 11