I Have a Dream' vs. 'The Unknown Citizen'

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Comparing I Have a Dream with the Unknown Citizen Introduction Throughout history, there are those moments that will help to redefine society and the way everyone thinks. In some cases, this will take place with a speech that was given. While at other times, it will occur in the form of a poem or literary article. In the I Have a Dream speech and the poem titled Unknown Citizen there is a focus on contemporary society along with the changes that are evolving. To fully understand how this taking place requires comparing and contrasting them with each other. Once this occurs, is when we can offer specific insights about how the two are discussing the status quo and its transformations. I Have a Dream In the I Have a Dream speech, Martin Luther King was illustrating how it has been nearly 100 years since the end of slavery. However, despite these changes, there are still tremendous amounts of inequality and prejudice that exist towards African Americans in society. Evidence of this can be seen with King saying, "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity. But one hundred years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is
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