What Does I Have A Dream Mean

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Martin Luther King Jr's ” I Have a Dream” Baptist preacher and racial inequality movement leader, Martin Luther King Jr., in his speech, I Have a Dream (August 28, 1963) argues that black citizens should get the same rights as white citizens. He supports his claim by first stating that this problem has been confronted before, but the African americans are still not being treated the way they should, then by saying that they have gathered there to make the promises of the democracy real, then by saying that people ask “when will you be satisfied?”, then by stating that one day in the future the nation will rise up and all people will be treated the same, and finally he states that when freedom for them does come, then they would allow freedom…show more content…
Martin Luther King Jr.’s answer to that question was “We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities.”. He later talked about how they are separated by signs that say “For Whites Only”. Next, he goes on to talk about how one day in the future the nation will rise up and all people will be treated the same. About how he has dreams that little black boys and girls will be able to hold hands and play with little white boys and girls. And finally he talks about how when the freedom does come, they will let it ring. They will let it ring everywhere In conclusion, Martin Luther King Jr’s speech was about motivating African Americans to rise up and rebel against the country’s ways of racial inequality. He made that point from many different approaches throughout this speech. From telling how the problem with racial inequality should have been taken care of 100 years ago, to telling the black citizens that they are going to be the ones to start the change and they are going to let freedom ring throughout the
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