Main Idea Of I Have A Dream Speech

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In the I Have A Dream speech, Martin Luther King jr’s main idea was to convince his audience that there was hope for their cause. One way this is seen is in the quote, “Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning.” Many opponents of the civil rights movement hoped that it (the movement) would die down. King assured them using this metaphor that it was still alive. He went on to talk about how the Negroes will never be satisfied as long as there was racial injustice. This line helped to illustrate the main idea. Along with this, he says, “Now is the time to rise up from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.” He used the imagery of this line to help inspire the people to keep hoping, working
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