Analysis Of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

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Rosa Parks once said, “Stand for something or you will fall for anything.” Because this is one of the most influential quotes of all-time, Martin Luther King Jr. did not fail to expound on her statement. In his life as well as Martin Luther King Jr.’s, “I Have a Dream” speech, he was an avid and determined African American striving for racial equality. He allowed for others to follow his lead and to continue his legacy as the U.S continues to live on as a nation of freedom, liberty, and security. King’s presentation addresses the African American race, expressing a daring opinion for the whites of North America to consider them in the United States today, making the speech one of the most fascinating U.S jargons in history. King’s “ I…show more content…
Rosa Parks, among others, inspired him to continue engaging in equality protests, for the freedoms of our country. This speech not only was based off influences but of his previous actions and approaches as well. Esteeming others to attempt the same feat he accomplished allows for this speech to be considered “great” by this country. Martin Luther King Jr., when he spoke up for his race, paved the way for others to prepare themselves to perform conquests similar to his. In King’s speech, King Jr. exemplified the possible future when he stated “ ...will be able to join hands and to sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, Free at last, free at last: thank God Almighty, we are free at last.”(286). This revealed a last hope to the generations to come. It guides the next generations to follow his lead, to show demonstrations of freedom. He is our counterpart. He is allowed for certain actions to based off him, negative and positive. Such things as the 1964 riots of New York, Jersey City, Chicago, and Philadelphia were a result of the African Americans having a belief, and exerting that belief to come true or else. This, however, destroyed our country as people were killed, buildings were diminished, and police forces were brutally attacked. On the other hand, actions such as the 1963 marches in Washington were peaceful, with no arrests. King’s generation, as well as future ones,
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