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Is The Impact Of Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

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On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" Speech in Washington, D.C. The summer of 1963 was a summer of a race riots setting off the Civil Rights Movements and his speech brought great attention to the movement. Dr.King’s speech was significant to the March in Washington where more than 250,000 people gathered at the nation’s capital. Dr.King’s speech was mainly about segregation and equal rights for everyone. Martin Luther King speech is an iconic speech in our history. His speech was very powerful and led to people envisioning the future. His speech had the power to move millions with his tone, persuaded people to fight for their deserved freedom, and resolve many issues that our nation was facing…show more content…
Dr.King wanted everyone to hear and understand his dream and how it can make a difference. The speech was mainly for blacks, because they wanted to be treated fairly and have equal rights. Dr.King understood the pain blacks was having from being mistreated all those years and strongly wanted freedom for them. The speech was also addressed to white people too. He wanted them to fight along their side, because blacks deserve equal rights too. When Dr.King starts speaking for the blacks he says, “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 their captivity.”He states this to begin speaking on how nothing has changed for black’s freedom, but will change that day. In the his speech which is meant for whites fighting with blacks, Dr.King says “The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.” The speech gave a message to the blacks of hope with the promise that the goals of freedom and equality were likely to be achieved. The speech connected to whites that hope of African Americans, placing them squarely in the context of the American
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