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Martin Luther King's dream was to let white and colored people be together
YES it came true
"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 even the sta…te 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."
August 28, 1963.
I Have a Dream is the popular name given to the historic public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., when he spoke of his desire for a future where blacks and whites would coexi…st harmoniously as equals. King's delivery of the speech on August 28, 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement. The speech is often considered to be one of the greatest speeches in history and was ranked the top American speech of the 20th century by a 1999 poll of scholars of public address. According to U.S. Congressman John Lewis, who also spoke that day as the President of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, "Dr. King had the power, the ability and the capacity to transform those steps on the Lincoln Memorial into a modern day pulpit. By speaking the way he did, he educated, he inspired, he informed [not just] the people there, but people throughout America and unborn generations." Legend holds that King departed from his prepared text and began preaching extemporaneously, but he had delivered a similar speech incorporating some of the same sections in Detroit in June 1963, when he marched on Woodward Avenue with Walter Reuther and the Rev. C.L. Franklin, and had rehearsed other parts. Widely hailed as a masterpiece of rhetoric, King's speech resembles the style of a black Baptist sermon. It appeals to such iconic and widely-respected sources as the Bible and invokes the United States Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the United States Constitution. Through the rhetorical device of allusion, King makes use of phrases and language from important cultural texts for his own rhetorical purposes. Early in his speech King alludes to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address by saying "Five score years ago..." Biblical allusions are also prevalent. For example, King alludes to Psalm 30:5 in the second stanza of the speech. He says in reference to the abolition of slavery articulated in the Emancipation Proclamation, "It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity." Another Biblical allusion is found in King's tenth stanza: "No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." This is an allusion to Amos 5:24. King also quotes from Isaiah 40:4 "I have a dream that every valley shall be exalted..." Parallelism, the repetition of a phrase at the beginning of sentences, is a rhetorical tool employed throughout the speech. An example of parallelism is found early as King urges his audience to seize the moment: "Now is the time..." is repeated four times in the sixth stanza. The most widely cited example of parallelism is found in the often quoted phrase "I have a dream..." which is repeated eight times as King paints a picture of an integrated and unified America for his audience. Key quotes "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 inalienable 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.'" "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 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." "Let freedom ring. 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: "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!" The March on Washington put more pressure on the John F. Kennedy administration to advance civil rights legislation in Congress, but in the wake of President Kennedy's assassination later that year, his successor Lyndon B. Johnson was able to get the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed, followed by the 1965 Voting Rights Act. In the wake of the speech and march, King was named Man of the Year by TIME magazine for 1963, and in 1964, was the youngest person awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 2003, the National Parks Service dedicated an inscribed marble pedestal to commemorate the location of King's speech at the Lincoln Memorial. Because Dr. King did not register the speech for copyright status until approximately one month after its performance, there was controversy regarding the speech's copyright status for some time. This led to a lawsuit, which was settled out of court without establishing whether there is a copyright over the work.
His speech was about that he wanted white and black people to get along. his dream was that everyone should have equal rights,An Equal Society.
On youtube.com you can listen to the speech.
it was to stop the civilization
martin Luther king's dream come true yes. hes dream come true because black and white get along together even though some people do not but what can we do about that !
Martin Luther King used many symbols in his I Have a Dream speech. Some of these include island of prosperity, waters of justice, mountains of despair.
martin Luther king died before he was forty just like jfk
To have the world be integrated Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that everyone would be free and have equal rights and that one day people of different races wou…ld all be holding hands and walking side by side. ("Let freedom ring from every mountain side...) He made a speech saying that everyone was created equal.
he wanted to make black and white people have equal rights, and for black people to be trusted when it came to important jobs. Part of his dream was realised when Barack Obama… became president of USA. A black person finally became president.
free at last, free at last
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because of his speech blacks would not treated like we are if he did not there would still be a colored restroom and a white restroom.
the whole thing is a paradox, pointing out the atrocities and injustices committed towards the black community but telling them that they should not be bitter towards whites.