Tara E. Lynn
Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:00 to 9:30
September 24, 2009
“I Have a Dream”
In 1963, when Martin Luther King Jr. gave his speech “I Had a Dream,” it touched many Americans, especially African Americans. He was a strong man who believed that every man should be created equal no matter what race. He wrote this speech because he wanted everyone to “… be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Martin Luther King’s speeches changed the lives of many African Americans and opened the eyes of the rest of the world for making the changes to stop racism.
Martin Luther King Jr. was speaking to all of America while segregation was taking place. He wanted all races to become one and treat each other like family. He hoped to achieve freedom and equality. Martin Luther King Jr. tried to change the minds of those whose families participated and condoned the use of slaves. His dream and faith in Americans overshadowed all the hate and violence that went on around him. He wanted every man to equal. ” I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into a oasis of freedom and justice.” He was stating that even Mississippi, a very racial state at the time, be transformed into a inviting state.
Martin Luther King Jr. was very authorative and got his point out to many of his viewers. The reason he touched many people is because he was no different than anyone in his audience
“When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of The Constitution and The Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.” The following quote is saying that every man is expected to have the same rights that they were promised. “This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would...