In London, England on March 7, 2001, fans alike celebrated the tenth anniversary of Michael Jackson Day at the Hammersmoth Apollo exactly one day after Michael’s Oxford Union speech, whose tenth anniversary occurred yesterday.
The event was packed with 3,300 fans and over 100 performers. At the end of the tribute, Michael wrapped things in gold with his 3-minute speech.
The Oxford Union speech took place March 6, 2001 and brought together those interested in Michael’s ‘Heal The Kids’ charity, which would accompany the soon-to-be launched “Children’s Universal Bill of Rights”.
Some of those rights went a little something like this:
The right to be loved, without having to earn it
The right to be protected, without having to deserve it
The right to feel valuable, even if you came into the world without nothing
The right to be listened to without having to be interesting
The right to be read a bedtime story without having to compete with the the night time news ot the East Enders
The right to an education without having to dodge bullets at school
The right to be thought of as adorable (even if you have a face only a mother could love).