Martin Luther King Jr. had a Dream Essay

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Martin Luther King Junior’s famous speech “I have a Dream” has many amazing memorable references. For example one reference is “let freedom ring” which is in the last sentence before the last paragraph of his speech. Another reference according to is borrowed from a speech given by a minister by the name of Archibald Carey which was a politician and family friend of Mr. Kings. That speech was delivered on 8 July 8, 1952 at the Republican National Convention. One of the best references that Mr. King mentions in his speech is from the United States Constitution itself, he said “This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights” of “Life, Liberty and the …show more content…

So this text was almost like a sigh of relief that after so long blacks can finally breath knowing that at last the time has come to put a stop to the mistreatment of a person due to the color of his skin or race. By mentioning a song king did not only persuade people how American the black community truly is but it also shows that his words are not only towards getting the freedom people deserve but also towards the country that he loves. This song Free at Last means something to the entire country and all of its proud people and that is why King decided to include it in his speech. He made people see things from his point of view.
The last piece that I chose to write about was where King states the text “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” When King says the text he refers to the Declaration of Independence because it is something everybody lives under and everyone in this country has a connection towards. The point that was proven by the text “Life Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness: is one that the entire country can recognize because of the connection to the U.S. Declaration of Independence. The point that King is attempting to portray is that no matter what color, race, or nationality of a person, the constitution says exactly what everyone will fight for and what the black community had been asking for all those

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