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.”
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exhalted, everyhill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will bemade plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and theglory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see ittogether.
These social implications, society’s lack of determination to end discrimination and promote equality, society’s careless take on the issue, and society’s lack of awareness of Negro determination have been made apparent in his speech.
To begin with, King's speech makes reference to the American dream as the extended metaphor of a "cheque with insufficient funds", which refers to the "promise of (...) Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" the government has made but not kept to every Un...
Two of his pieces stand out as his greatest works, Letter from Birmingham City Jail; a letter written from a jail in Birmingham where he was arrested for demonstrating peacefully, to clergymen who didn't agree with his views, and I Have a Dream; a speech given by King in front of the Washington Memorial at a huge civil rights tea party.
King stated, " I have a dream that one day the state of Alabama, whose governor's lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers." Our nation has understood this statement made by Dr....
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live outthe true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to beself-evident; that all men are created equal."I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sonsof former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be ableto sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, astate sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat ofoppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom andjustice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live ina nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skinbut by the content of their character.
I have a dream that one day down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words ofinterposition and nullification, that one day right down in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able tojoin hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
The life of everyone who lives in this world today is here for a reason. We all have a purpose in this world. We should all have the freedom to become lawyers, doctors, politicians, and teachers. We will be able to walk on streets and through hallways and not be afraid to say that we are proud of who we are. The colors of black and white will one day come together and form a beautiful creation just like the colorful rainbow forms a beautiful creation within the blue sky. Believe me that day will come. Dr. King’s dream will come true. It might not be today; it might not be tomorrow. But, someday we will be “free at last!”
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.
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.
Perhaps no other speech nor speaker eloquently used rhetoric, amongst other speaking techniques, to evict such emotion, persuasion, and call to action as the "I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King Jr....