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I Have A Dream
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!3
Luisa: Such happiness they must have felt.
Kylie: Freedom is for EVERYONE, not just for the wealthy, not for the plebians, or just the poor, but for EVERYONE, where there will be no greed, no pain, no hate, or chaos, but peace, or "nirvna".
And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, 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:
Kylie: Let everyone get a taste of FREEDOM
And this will be the day -- this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning:
Kylie: this is where everyone will realize that we are all the same no matter what.
Aron: The world would be a better place if we all did our best to get along with people regardless of race, gender, etc.
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. 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.
Luisa: Yes! "together we stand,divided we fall!!"
Jeremiah: Having faith will lead to success and to their freedom
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
But not only that:
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California.
Free at last! Free at last!
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
And so let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true.
My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride, From every mountainside, let freedom ring!
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- 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.
Kylie: What Aron said, lets not stereo type people.
Aron: We should not judge people based on their appearance.
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.
Kylie: this is every parents dream, never judge a book by its cover, but its contents instead.
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 the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."
Luisa: exalted-(of a person or their rank or status) placed at a high or powerful level; held in high regard.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream today!
There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. 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 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 children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: "For Whites Only."
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. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until "justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream."1
Kylie: "we can NEVER be satisfied" human kind is known to be greedy no mater what it is they want, riches, to infamy and more.
Aron: Equal rights aren't equal rights if one group benefits more than the other
Luisa: "we can never be satisfied..."
We cannot turn back.
Kylie: we must face our demons head on, but never alone, because not only have you made the pledge, but other who will walk with you did too.
And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead.
Kylie: Never go back on your word, because it is like breaking a promise, it is full on dedication.
We cannot walk alone.
Kylie: We can never succeed in one task without the support of one loved or friend.
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
Kylie: we shouldn't let "bad blood" get to us, yes forgetting is hard, but forgiving is the key to all "nirvana".
Luisa: Friendship truly has no boundaries...probably
Jeremiah: One day the people will forgive each other and be together
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."
Kylie: one day, every one in earth will have an epiphany, no mater what skin color, race, or culture, we are all equal.
Luisa:Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration states, “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness….”
Jeremiah: Someday all of us will understand equality
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
Luisa: It's is quite nice how Mississippi's "sweltering heat" is embodied to be injustice and the oasis is the "freedom".
Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.
Kylie: Its best to not dwell in the past, so when you overcome it, you succeed in what you strive to do.
And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
Kylie: You can dream of anything because it is your freedom, even after the hardest parts of someones life, they will always still dream of what they desire.
Luisa: "American Dream"-the ideal by which equality of opportunity is available to any American, allowing the highest aspirations and goals to be achieved.
I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. And some of you have come from areas where your quest -- quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed.
Luisa: so much pain
In this paragraph it talks about, how a person can change after a certain periods of events that a person has gone through.
We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. 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. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children.
Kylie: Instead of doing nothing, do something that will not only help you, but you community around you too.
Aron: Democracy won't work if it does not become for the masses
Luisa: "Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood."
In a sense we've come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, 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." It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds."
Aron: Racial discrimination is still an issue in America today even though the blacks have supposedly been given their freedom and equal rights to their white peers.
Luisa:" It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note, insofar as her citizens of color are concerned."
But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. And so, we've come to cash this check, a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice.
Luisa: I like how "freedom" is considered to be "riches" inside a "bank"
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. 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. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.
Kylie: In Martin Luther Kings years, Being racist was accepted widely with open arms, and encouraged other people to be racist.
Aron: Racial discrimination towards black people was really rampant before
Luisa: "Score years" is equal to 20 years , Emancipation Proclamation-President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Kylie: He made everyone see what black people have been dreaming of after millenniums of mistreatment they only want o live lives, experience privileges, like us.
Aron: This was really one of the greatest demonstrations in history.
Luisa: "greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation"
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 an exile in his own land. And so we've come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.
Kylie: The impact of the previous years behind us left an impact on some of the current generations of other countries, so the people of the "generation" adapt to it, and maybe make it into a habit or celebration, that passes down to tier next "generation".
Aron: Black people are still discriminated despite the efforts of numerous leaders throughout the years
But there is something that I must say to my people, who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of 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. 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.
Kylie: We must rise to majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.
Aron: Better to be meek than to fight and cause further damage in the face of persecution
Luisa:"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."
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
Kylie: White men were never free because black men were tied with them, when black people were caged, so were white people,
Aron: "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"
It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.
Luisa:"The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges."
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OUTLINE AND SUMMARY
Aron : "I Have A Dream"
I. The Issue: Racial Discrimination in America
A. Emancipation Proclamation
Signed as a hope for the Negro against discrimination
Did not win the Negro's freedom
B. Declaration of Independence
Would promise equal rights among the black and white men
The people have forgotten it and discrimination towards the blacks continued.
II. Peace Between the Blacks and Whites is an Urgent Matter
A. True meaning of democracy
Freedom of the Negros
Equality among both white and black men
III. The Dream for the Future
A. For the nation
A nation of equality
A nation of freedom and justice
B. For the people
A people without discrimination
A people with no form of slavery
A people who do things together
The speech by: Martin Luther King, was about;