Martin Luther King Jr.

By: Silvy Park

Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" Speech

Wednesday, Aug. 28th 1963 at 3pm

Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C

Background Information About Dr. King

Martin Luther King Jr. was born right here in Atlanta, Georgia on January 15, 1929. He dedicated his whole life to achieve social justice for all colored people. Although he believed violence was not the answer and refused to anything less than peaceful, Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested multiple times. In August of 1963, Dr. King gave his most famous and unforgettable "I Have a Dream" speech. The following year in 1964, he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a dream" Full speech (1963 Washington)

"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but the content of their character."

The most memorable part of this specific quote from the "I Have a Dream" speech was the part when Dr. King said, "…not be judged by the color of their skin but the content of their character." Because this part talked about Dr. King’s dream for all children, as well as his own four, it is the most significant piece. His dream was for children to have the same opportunities and equal civil rights. In the future, he wished that the color of one’s skin color wouldn’t define a person’s whole identity and self. Martin Luther King Jr. believed that the way one acts and treats others should be what is judged instead. Or in other words, he believed it was their personality that was meaningful and crucial.

Since Martin Luther King Jr.'s momentous "I Have a Dream" speech...

America has made immense progress. By treating and respecting every person equally regardless of their skin color, our nation has become more united as a whole. Today, every person has the same civil rights, the same freedom, and the same job opportunities. The message in Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech was that people shouldn’t judge a person for their skin color, but what they do as a person. Like Dr. King, I have a dream. My dream is all people of any gender to be able to marry one another. In addition to that, I would like America to have its first female president.
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