Martin Luther King, Jr.: Making Racial Justice a Reality Essay

2803 Words May 12th, 2002 12 Pages
Dream. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. A dream of freedom, of complete brother hood, the true American dream, the dream of full equality. King was one of history's most influential leaders of racial justice. King organized marches, speeches, and much more to motivate the Africans of America to fight for their rights. His political philosophy and strong beliefs helped lead our nation to the racial justice we have today.
King speaks of the American dream in almost every speech. This American dream is a dream of total equality, a society in which whites and blacks could live side by side, work together, fight together, and attend school together. His most famous speech was the speech about this dream. The "I Have a Dream"
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Most of all they want the right to vote. (218 Dream) To get this they are ready to do anything, they are ready to go to jail, take a hit, or even live in the streets. They are ready to continue to work toward their faith in the American Dream. (219 Dream) He tells his people to go back to their states of residency and know that they have changed their home in someway, simply by attending this demonstration. (291 Dream)
"So I say to you, my friends, that even though we must face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It's a dream deeply rooted in the American Dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed-we hold these truths to be self evident that al men are created equal." (219 Dream)
King tells his people that here we sit at the table of brotherhood, ready to be served the plate of rights they've been waiting for. This brotherhood is sweet to them; they are ready for it. (219 Dream) King's belief in America shines through in this speech. In the end he states that his dream will come true. This simple statement once again puts trust and faith in him by his people.

Moving for Freedom
"Our bodies are tired and our feet are somewhat sore, but today as I stand before you and think back over the great march, I can say as Sister Pollard said, a seventy

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