I Have a Dream Martin Luther King (QUESTIONS (Did the speech help in…
I Have a Dream
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King conveyed a speech about freedom, equality, and the civil rights of his people. He talked about how the black people where physically violated by white people like police officers. They were also oppressed and got racial segregation. His speech wants to focus on his dream to give freedom and equality, not just for his race, but for everyone.
one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free.
the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination
So we have come here today to dramatize an shameful condition.
4.they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. 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.
Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check; a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds."
Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.
In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.
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."
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"
Did the speech help in giving freedom and equality to colored people
Did the speech focus more on the African Americans or the Whites?
Main Topic #1: Equality among the whites and the blacks
Thesis Statement: The Black people had been judged and mistreated by the color of their skin.
Evidence: The speaker spoke about how some of the audience present there today just came out of their narrow jail cells. Some of them are veterans of creative suffering because of police brutality
Claims: The Police kept abusing the black people. Brutally hurting them, arresting them and questioning them because they're Black.
Main Topic #3: Racial dispute
Evidence: The black people lives in small parts of the nation and are disclosed into only one town full of black people.
Claim: The black people often gets judged by the color of their skin but not by their character.
Thesis Statement: The white people judge and segregates the black people making them feel inferior to the black people
Main Topic #2: No freedom and Lack of human rights
Thesis statement: Even after a hundred years, the black people still haven't gotten their freedom and the human rights they deserve.
Evidence: In the declaration of independence there was a promissary note that ALL men, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Claims: A hundred years later the black people were still suffering from the segragation and discrimination among the white people. The black people were still suffering in poverty because of the "unsufficient funds" the government was giving them.