Martin Luther King Speech

on September 1, 2013

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Martin Luther King is a very well known leader who risked his life in order to express his thoughts on equality. Slavery and the separation between races has always been a sensitive topic because there has always been a conflict between the two ideas -equality and no equality.

Martin Luther King composed and presented a speech that was watched by all of America on t.v.

He spoke about his negative past experiences he went through because of the color of his skin and his vision of America in the future. One very famous quote from his speech states “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.” reflects on his confident stance against slavery and his passion to end it soon.

At this time, he was not the only person who was against racial discrimination. Hundreds of thousands of people walked with him protesting for equality. Many were arrested and beaten by the police but they kept moving forward in hope for freedom. Martin Luther King took the stance as a leader for these people in order to help spread their ideas to not only to America but to the whole world.

This speech is a well written composition because he was able to take all of the thoughts about equality and express it through his famous speech and influence a good majority of the people who listened.

Even though he passed away years ago, with the help of his courage and determination, his vision of an equal America has come true.


2 responses to “Martin Luther King Speech

  1. hayestm2 says:

    I agree that the I have a Dream Speech is a very good composition. It had a great purpose to make change in American society. The speech was in front of a large audience and a wide variety of ages. Martin Luther King’s passion for this movement came through in his speech.

  2. You do a really good job of explaining the setting around the speech and everything that challenged or attempted to hinder MLK. However, I was wondering if you could write more about the composition of the speech itself – what does it cover first, then second, then third…and how it ends? Or if you could go into how the speech impacted audiences and how MLK designed the text to impact them? For instance, why does he speak about his children instead of himself? Surely, he wanted to be judged by the content of his character, but why does he instead speak of his children?

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