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I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King Response

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“I have a dream” by Martin Luther King Response

        This speech marked an entire era in the very important subject of discrimination and in some cases even oppression of civil rights against the African American community. The day that Martin Luther King Jr gave that speech he wasn’t just speaking to his followers or even African Americans; he was speaking to every person in the United States.

        He first starts comparing the deeds of “Abraham Lincoln” and the “emancipation proclamation”, which was the first act that helped slaves gain freedom, to the conflict of segregation that they were facing during that time. Eventually, he starts to talk about how “the founding fathers” of America wrote in the Declaration of Independence how every “American” had “unalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness” and that African Americans shouldn’t be excluded from this.

        After that, He starts saying that this pressing matter should be dealt with and America would not be in peace until the “Negro” society get equitable freedom and justice, but what I find very admirable is that even after the things that have happened to them and all what they been through he doesn’t want African Americans to use violence to achieve their goal in any way.

        I think that he repeats the phrase “I have a dream” a lot because he really believes that with this push toward racial freedom and equality, he is going to eventually in the near future achieve what his people never thought be possible even in their dearest dreams.

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