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The universal appeal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) needs no further evidence than a song written and produced by Kenyan 🇰🇪 musical artist Ness Mburu. He sings I have a dream‘ in Kikuyu translated Dina kiroto‘ as he overlooks the capital city, Nairobi.

Producer and musician Ness Mburu – ‘Dina Kiroto’ song /Courtesy/

Ness Mburu and the rest of the world 🌎 celebrate a life well lived, a life that sacrificed to see others live with dignity and realize their God-given full potential.

This struggle played a pivotal role and deeply influenced the drafting of the United Nations UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (UDHR). The UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS (UDHR) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris in December 1948.


Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more.

Everyone is entitled to these rights without discrimination. The African American struggle for civil rights that ensued for the better part of over 200 years was led by many, some seen on the photo attached.


These leaders include but are not limited – Abolitionist Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, Hosea Williams, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., and his beloved wife Coretta Scott King, John Lewis, Jesse Jackson.

On this day, we also many others, such as WEB Du Bois, Thurgood Marshall, Fannie Lou Hamer, Septima Poinsette Clark, Daisy Bates, Mary White Ovinton, Ella Baker, Julian Bond, Medgar Evers, Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery, Ralph David Abernathy, Sidney Poitier, Harry Bellefonte, Benjamin E. Mays, William Holmes Borders, Jesse Hill Jr., John Wesley Dobbs, Diane Nash, among many others.

Dr. & Ms. King. Image credit: /Al Pucci/ NY Daily News Archive/
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