Diary Entry 1, Protester at the Lincoln Memorial who hears King give his “I Have a Dream” speech.
Today I witnessed one of the greatest things I have ever seen in my life. I had the opportunity to watch a man, a great man, speak to a nation about the hardships of the African American community. He from his heart to us, not as individuals, but as an entity, a nation. During the time he was speaking, everyone that was there listening felt connected. People from every different race were, for a few minutes, able to put all differences aside and come together as one, as human beings. No longer separated by race, religion, skin color, or sex.
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King. I believe this dream is one that we can all come together and support as a nation, and someday in the future this dream will become a reality.
Diary 2, A draft dodger who goes to Canada during Vietnam
There are many great decisions a man must make throughout the course of a lifetime, some of them harder than others. I had to make a decision today that could have been one of the biggest and most important I will ever make in my life. This choice will not only affect me, it will affect my friends, my family, my country, and possibly even my future. Today I made the choice to cross the border into Canada as I refuse to fight a war I do not agree with in Vietnam.
There were many questions I had to ask myself before making this decision; however the largest and most important for me was, “am I going to murder others for an unjust cause?” The answer to that question is no, I won’t. I refuse to fight a war for our president, Johnson, just for the fact that he is power hungry and cannot see that this war is built on failure, one that will not have an outcome that benefits us win or lose. Our country is already one of the most powerful in the world, why do we feel the need to make a statement in Vietnam?...