Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay

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I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On August 28, 1963, Dr. MLK Jr. presented a speech that would have changed the way many Americans looked at the African American race. It is on this day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recited his most notorious speech, I Have a Dream. In this speech, Dr. King goes on to speak of how despite his ancestors being freed, “The Negro is still not free.” He expresses the phrase previously stated in very specific ways. He also goes on to say that the determination of blacks is not to be underestimated; that he is sure that change will come. He begins his speech by mentioning the Emancipation Proclamation and a, “Symbolic Shadow” who signed the document, Abraham Lincoln. Dr. King explains that blacks are, “crippled by the manacles of segregations and, “chains of segregation.” This clearly means that although there are no physical aspects of slavery present due to the Emancipation Proclamation, they are still a slave to society by having to conform to unjust rules presented to them by the Whites. America is prospering and the Negroes are just pushed off to the side to be treated alienated. He proceeds by speaking of the unalienable rights that everyone in this country is provided upon become a citizen: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. In this section of his speech Dr. King talks about even though they are citizens, blacks are still not given such rights. He then speaks of the judicial system as being a, “A Bank of…

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