Martin Luther King Jr Dream And I Have A Dream Speech Comparison

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Nelson Mandela once said, “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” Two civil rights leaders, Malcolm X and Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. showed their hopes in their choices. These two leaders, both wished to achieve racial equality. Dr. King’s message in his “I Have a Dream” speech was that the only way to achieve racial equality was by integration. In his speech, he used long, eloquent sentences with very vivid imagery to show his tone of hope and optimism and to aid his message of brotherly love, hope, and integration. This message could have possibly been affected by his background. Dr. King was raised in a very loving home with two parents who tried everything they could to shield him from the ugly racism outside, but he was…show more content…
His family was constantly on the run from hate groups wherever they moved too, until his father was found dead on the train tracks. The police had declared his death an accident, despite the suspicious nature of his death. Soon, he fell into the wrong group of people and soon got arrested multiple times. It is easy to see how each man came to the conclusion about what they wanted, but we have to look even deeper if we want to look at how they portrayed these messages One of the ways that Dr. King brought change was through his message of hope and optimism for the future, and his long, eloquent sentences that proved that he was a man of intelligence that should’ve been listened to. In Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech he makes clear his belief that racial equality can only be achieved by integration. This can be best describes when he states “I have a dream that one day in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, one day right here in Alabama little black [African-Americans] boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white [Caucasian] boys and little white girls as sisters and brothers.” (King 5) Dr. King discusses how he believes that if the Caucasian
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