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Honoring MLK's Legacy In Six Words

During week nine of the Six-Word Caption Contest, we asked the community to share Six Words about this image to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

After reading hundreds of responses on, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, we are pleased to announce our Top Six — but first, we begin with an honorable mention:

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(via Twitter)

Top Six:

#6. Peaceful, powerful solutions to right wrongs. —C R Myers

#5. He brought dreams from the mountaintop. —raised by wolves

#4. Freedoms for all, not just some. —E_Joyce

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(via Twitter)

#3. The silence needed to be broken. —Solstice22

#2. When words spoke louder than fear —Bree

…and the Six Words taking home a personalized keytag courtesy of our friends at Various Projects:

#1. Chipped away at hatred with hope. —judah

Thank you to all who participated in this special event. We’ll be sharing these as well as other submissions throughout MLK day (Monday, January 20, 2014) on Twitter. Be sure to follow @sixwords to share and retweet your personal favorites!


  • JaxEsi
    January 17, 2014

    Freedom dreamt, words gifted, legacy created

  • Brianna Belisle
    January 19, 2014

    Black and white are just colors.

  • Izzie
    January 20, 2014

    My children stand, hand in hand.

  • Judah
    January 21, 2014

    Thank You Thank You!! So honored!

  • kaytlyn
    January 5, 2016

    My six word essay was Have leadership Stand strong Be free.

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