Imagine If They Had Lived

  • by:
    • Mark Onofrio
  • March 21, 2013

Imagine a world where the hate crimes against Martin Luther King Jr., Anne Frank and Matthew Shepard did not happen. Now, during ADL’s Centennial Year, fight bigotry and extremism by sharing this video and pledging to create a world without hate.

In honor of our Centennial in 2013, ADL has launched the “Imagine a World Without Hate™” video and action campaign, and we invite you to join in.

Take just 80 seconds of your time to watch this powerful video, which imagines a world without racism, homophobia or anti-Semitism — a world in which the hate violence that took the lives of Martin Luther King Jr., Anne Frank, Daniel Pearl, Matthew Shepard and others did not happen. Imagine what these individuals could have continued to contribute to society if bigotry, hate and extremism had not cut their lives tragically short.

After 100 years of fighting bigotry and fostering respect, we are celebrating our successes, while at the same time recognizing that we still have a long way to go to achieve the reality of a world without hate. Explore the Imagine Web Page at to take action as an individual, community, school or corporation. Tell us what you will do to create a world without hate.

ADL is most grateful to the families of those featured in the video, whose commitment and participation made this campaign possible, and to the Estate of John Lennon for granting us the rights to use his beautiful and iconic song.