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.
"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...
Thanks to Martin Luther King Jr., these three pursued their dreams and became what they wanted. They all did amazing things and are an inspiration for all.
Today, children of all races have the chance to grow up and live a great life.
They all have the same job opportunities.
And most importantly, they aren't judged poorly because of their skin color. Everyone is treated equally.