The Purposes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Dave a Dream” Speech

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Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I have a dream” speech in front of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial. Attended by over 200, 00 people after the “March on Washington” for jobs and freedom. As a civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his speech to all Americans without targeting a specific race, age group, or gender. His purpose for the speech was to inspire a change in both white and black citizens during the civil right era. He spoke about the discrimination, injustices, and segregation of African Americas that was taking place in the United States. The speech called out for the rights of all people, unity among all Americans, determination, equality and freedom among all people.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. opens his speech with “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the emancipation proclamation”, which freed all slaves and gave hope. He immediately mentions how 100 years later the Negro is still not free and is being treated unequal. He advises all Americans to take action immediately but to do so in a non-violent way. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made it aware that he wasn’t blind by all the pain and suffering they were going through but he was still holding on to his dream that one day everyone would be able to live in harmony. He also invokes authority by using the Declaration of Independence. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. quotes, ‘“unalienable Rights” of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit…
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