Martin Luther King I have a dream (Questions (Is Martin Luthers dream…
Martin Luther King I have a dream
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"America has given the Negro people a bad check; a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds."
Insufficient funds= unfair treatement
"a great American"
Who is the great American?
"Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy."
Martin Luther is asking for change to fufill the promise?
"Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning".
this was year of the speech?
"We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote."
They werent given voting rights yet An example of unequality
I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations.
Who is the audience?
"the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land".
"Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. "
"This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
"I have a 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 all men are created equal."
"Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation."
"I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight"
"And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights."
I Thesis statement:
"One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination"
"America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds."
1.2)'We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities'
1.3)"We cannot be satisfied as long as the negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one"
1.1) ''We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality''
1.4)" We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: "For Whites Only'
One of the most Powerful parts which summarizes what Martin Luther's speech is about is
" It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a 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 all men are created equal."
(This summarizes that after all the discrimination the purpose of his speech is for equality between all skin colours in America
"I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight;"
"With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood"
"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."
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Is Martin Luthers dream truly possible to achieve or will it simply remain his dream?
What can we continue to get from Martin Luthers speech that can be helpful to society today?
Martin luther King compares justice to a bank and giving out insufficient checks to negros. Was there a better metaphor that couldve been used?
After the speech was delivered, what type of immediate reaction did he get from the public?
Since this is a speech that happened in the past has the speech truly helped the negros and gave them a better life in society today?