Martin Luther King's I have a dream speech August 28 1963 (OUTLINE (…
Martin Luther King's I have a dream speech August 28 1963
"This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice."
"The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges."
"Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force."
"Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive."
“America has given the Negro people a bad check; a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds."”
But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself in exile in his own land.
The Emancipation Proclamation, the decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice.
"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.""
No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.
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.
We can never be satisfied as long as our chlidren are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating "for whites only."
"We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one."
"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."
"We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality."
14 TO 19TH PARAGRAPH
How truthful are the evidences that the black people are discrimated and not treated faiirly?
How was the black people discriminated?
The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.
With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
2ND AND 3RD PARAGRAPH