WHAT DOES THE SPEECH REALLY MEAN?
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S SPEECH IS LONG. ABOUT 16 MINUTES TO BE EXACT. BUT WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN WHEN HE'S SAYING "I HAVE A DREAM'? WHAT IS HE STANDING UP FOR, AND WHY IS THIS SPEECH SO SIGNIFICANT?
WHAT WAS MLK JR TRYING TO GET OUT OF THIS SPEECH?
MLK JR'S. goal was simple, to get equality, and stop the racist movements against blacks. He used this speech to try and get America to unite and fight against the racism. To get equality in schools, pay, jobs, areas of access, and so much more. This was a large part of the success for getting blacks the rights they deserve.
THE SPEECH: BROKEN DOWN
"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."
THE GREATEST DEMONSTRATION FOR FREEDOM, IS THE UNITING OF BLACKS, THE UNITING OF PEOPLE, AND THE UNITING OF THE US OF A TO FIGHT AGAINST THE RACISM LASHES AGAINST THE BLACK COMMUNITY.
"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."
ABRAHAM LINCOLN CREATED AND SIGNED THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION, A GOVERNMENT PAPER THAT SAID ALL SLAVES THAT ARE CURRENTLY HELD ARE TO SET AND BE FREE. THIS GAVE THE BLACK COMMUNITY HOPE IN REACHING EQUALITY.
"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."
ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER, SLAVERY STILL HAS ITS GRIP ON THE BLACK COMMUNITY. ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER, BLACKS STILL SUFFER FROM THE DISCRIMINATION OF WHITES WITHIN AMERICAN CULTURE.