Saturday the 25thturned out to be a fantastic day, full of color and splendor. As always, we started our day with a good breakfast. By 9:30 am, we left for Atlanta, Georgia with our professor and coordinator of the Dean Rusk Center’s International Exchange Program, María Jiménez, and the wonderful InteRDom team. We had the opportunity to visit the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Museum. He was born in Atlanta on January 15, 1929. We learned a lot about the life of this great leader who, at the age of fifteen, began to study the Bible then later earned a Theology degree in Boston. When he was 25, he embarked on his religious path as a Minister in Montgomery. Inspired by Gandhi, Dr. King soon became a proponent of peaceful resistance in the struggle for civil rights. What we experienced there will have a lifetime effect on us: one man’s struggle for equal rights is, and will be, a lasting inspiration for all of us.
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