Martin Luther King Had A Dream by Lani

Martin Luther King once said: I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.

I was there in the throng of the crowd as he spoke. The sound of freedom - it was exhilarating! The very same evening, I met with Martin. I didn't know how to tell him about my project. Instead, I said, "If I tell you, you won't believe me. Let me show you, it will all make sense." He was intrigued and followed me to the basement of my home. Dust mites swirled as I pulled down the curtain and showed him my creation, my time machine. I asked if he wanted to go to the future to see if his dream would come true. My heart was thumping in my chest louder than a hammer. Would he believe me or think i'm mad? He looked at me with star like eyes and whispered, "Yes, I want to see if my dream can be real."

I grabbed his arm and pulled him into the time machine before he could change his mind. "When shall we go?" he asked. "Six generations into the future," I replied. With a whir and a click the dial read 28.08.2093. It was 130 years since his speech. As we stepped out, the White House stood tall and proud in front of us. The President of the United States was giving a speech. We froze in amazement as she introduced herself, "My name is Violet Luther King. I address you today, just as my great, great, great grandfather did 130 years ago on this very day."

Martin fell to the ground weeping - his future granddaughter was the President. Suddenly, a very official looking car stopped in front of us. Violet climbed out of the car and said, "I don't know why but somehow I know I must talk to you." "I am Martin Luther King," he replied, "this wonderful young woman has brought me to see the future."

Inside the White House we sat down and explained everything. Violet told us about how much life had changed for black people. I cried, listening how in the 2010's black people were still treated badly; and how the Black Lives Matter movement came to be. People from all races, colours and religions coming together to fight for equality. After a long slow battle for equality, things finally changed in 2063 - a century after Martin's speech. I will never forget the pride in Martin's eyes as we sat listening to Violet. His dream had come true. Martin Luther King made his speech in 1963. It has been fifty-seven years but atrocities against black people still happen. I don't want to wait till 2063 or 2093 for freedom, for acceptance. I want 2020 to be the year when the whole world agrees that Black Lives Matter.