I Have A Dream By Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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“Until white women can confront their fear and hatred of black women and vice versa, until we can acknowledge the negative history which shapes and informs our contemporary interaction, there can be no honest, meaningful dialogue between the two groups.”(Hooks 201) On August 28th, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped start the racial equality movement with his speech “I Have A Dream”. Dr. King had a dream that citizens of all races in the United States would have equal rights. Dr. King’s speech touches on ending segregation, giving satisfaction to all Americans, and shares the dream he sought out for the United States, by using ethos and pathos.
After the civil war, African Americans hoped they would be able to join society as full citizens, but very little Caucasian welcomed their presence. By the early nineteen hundreds laws from the north and south regions segregated Caucasian and African Americans, and made African American people second-class citizens. Many African Americans in southern parts of our country were mistreated and set apart from the
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Dr. King said, “I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream…we hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." (Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream) Dr. King’s dream was to have equality for all races, for all people treated fairly, and to build a sense of community with one another. Dr. King stated, “one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.” (Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream) Dr. King had a dream to unite all Americans instead of discriminating, judging, and separating them into racial groups. I Have a Dream, is an empowering speech to help end all segregation and ignorance based upon racial

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