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What would you march for?

WASHINGTON, D.C.–US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., waves to supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 28 August, 1963, on The Mall in Washington, DC, during the ‘March on Washington’ where King delivered his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, which is credited with mobilizing supporters of desegregation and prompted the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The US is celebrating in 2015 what would have been King’s 86th birthday. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. PHOTO AFP/Getty Images

Today we honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the chief spokesperson for the civil rights movement. He advocated non-violent protest as a means to make change.

His work was far from easy. But because of the work of King and hundreds of thousands of others, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 were enacted.

But, our struggles are not over. From equality and individual rights to economics and the environment, people still use non-violent demonstrations as a means to bring light to their causes.

What’s important to you? What would you march for? Why is this issue important to you? Let us know in the comments or take it to Twitter–mention @brfhsnews in your tweet to be included in the followup.