I Have A Dream By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Are all men created equal? This statement is embedded in the fibers of America yet as African Americans we have been unable to embrace this concept without severe punishment. From being sprayed with high powered water hoses to being brutally beaten by those that are supposed to protect and serve. In the speech, I Have A Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he elaborates on the fight African Americans have endured and sets the path for freedom and equality while We Shall Overcome by L.B Johnson speaks on providing equality for all Americans. According to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech, “I Have A Dream”, we, as nation and as people must demand freedom based on equality and perseverance. Equality and perseverance are the stepping stones…show more content…
Although this is true, in We Shall Overcome, it states that “To apply any other test, to deny a man his hopes because of his color or race or his religion or the place of his birth is not only to do injustice, it is to deny Americans and to dishonor the dead who gave their lives for American freedom.” which focuses on more than just African Americans, but including any race, religion, or ethnicity. In I have a Dream, by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in paragraph 5 he states, “Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.“. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. states that he will bring the nation out of racial injustice. He uses “quick sand” because the nation has sunk deep into a title of Injustice. He wants people to see each other equally and treat each other equally. “Now is the time” because it has been way overdue and should not be done any time later. Also, in I Have A Dream, by Dr.Martin Luther King Jr., in paragraph 9, he states, “We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities”. By this, he means that African Americans are not being treated as equal peoples of the United States. This is true because these things are happening specifically to the African American race. Furthermore, the African Americans are
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