Martin Luther King 's Speech

932 Words4 Pages
Martin Luther King Speech contrasted to Frederick Douglass Speech “ I Have A Dream’” (King) Speech made by Martin Luther King, shows significant passion for freedom and for a future among different nationality. "What To The Slave Is The 4th Of July?” (Douglass) Speech made by Fredrick Douglass expressed his will to make a difference in the world, before slavery was abolished by Abraham Lincoln. Both were striking speech on discrimination. Slavery was present in the beginning years of our great nation of the United States of America. Slavery has tarnished America’s past with a stain that is still talked about today. There were two outstanding anti-slavery activist that has changed the direction of America’s definition of what it means to have the black man be free. They are Frederick Douglas and Martin Luther King. Frederick Douglass was born in 1818 in the America’s dark years of slavery. Frederick learned how to read and write when he was around 12 years old by the wife of the slave owner, Hugh Auld. (1) Frederick became an outspoken abolitionist after he ran away from his slave master in 1838. Frederick lived the life as a slave, whereas Martin Luther King after the Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863. King was born in 1929 and was a pastor, activist, humanitarian, and a leader in the African-American Civil Rights. Martin Luther grew up free from slavery, but in a time when discrimination kept the black man in a form of slavery and not
Open Document