Analysis Of I Have A Dream By Martin Luther King Jr

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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 …show more content…
King states that African Americans will make their discontent be known until the day of freedom and equality shines through. He then goes on to say that the year 1963 is not a year of the end, but the beginning. He speaks of starting a new age where racial injustice is merely nonexistent. A new age where any race other than white and can step outside and no longer fear for their own lives. King states that people opposing Civil Rights will have a harsh reality check if nothing is done about the racial prejudice. Dr. King understands that in order to have things go successfully, he must keep the spirit of his allies …show more content…
To show that the African American people are tired of the racial injustices that have been around for many years even after the emancipation of their ancestors. He wants his voiced concerns to be known throughout the country; that he will not stop until he and his people are satisfied with the changes that are to come. Historically, a lot was going on when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote and recited his I Have a Dream speech. There was a lot of racial injustice going on at the time. White people were extremely racist. African Americans were not allowed to eat in certain restaurants, sit in the front of the bus, were beaten, etc. At this time Jim Crow Laws were in effect and they were also facing mass amounts of violence from civilians to police brutality. In this speech, there were a lot of strengths and little to no weaknesses that I could find upon reading it. His strengths were that he used faith and the very much implied, “What would Jesus do?” card. At this time, people were very much into religion and everyone had some sort of faith to believe in in their lives. Dr. King brought up the future of the children and how he wanted everyone to be seen together living in

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