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Martin Luther King Jr (1929-1968) was an American Civil Right activist known for leading the Civil Right Movement in America. King’s fought for the rights of the black Americans in a time where racism ran rampant. King mainly protested in Georgia, where segregation and racism was terrible. King’s ideal world would be one in which the races could coexist peacefully. And to fight for this ideal, King would protest peacefully and frequently be arrested. He never gave up on his fight for justice, even when the fighting got difficult. King proved to everyone that silence is the equivalent of compliance, and is just as bad as violence.

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Rebecca Melton
Rebecca Melton, Spring Editor & Reporter
Rebecca Melton is an eighteen year-old senior at Colonia High School. She is heavily involved in the performing arts, having been apart of backstage crew since her freshman year. Melton is the Secretary of Colonia High School's Thespian Society and is the Student Technical Director of the CHS Theater.  Melton is also a member of the majority of Colonia High School's Bands. She is the Flute Section Leader of the Marching Band, and is the first chair flute in both Concert Band and Wind Ensemble. She also is a fan of tabletop gaming and has worked to create and game-master campaigns with her friends. Her favorite subject is English and she loves reading, her favorite genre being high fantasy. Melton intends to become an English teacher.

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