Analysis Of I Have A Dream Speech By Martin Luther King Jr

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Throughout history, American men and women have fought and sacrificed to accomplish the freedoms we have in America. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of these men. King has greatly inspired me through reminding us that all peoples were made in the image of God, and, on that basis, we need to fight for the sanctity of human life. In his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, MLK voiced that he hoped one day all American’s would uphold the Declaration of Independence when it says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” Undoubtedly, this statement exceptionally reflects the meaning behind Genesis 1:27 that declares, “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them male and female he created them.” Looking at this verse, we see people have dignity because of what God bestowed on humans at the beginning. …show more content…

There would be no reason to fight racism with great boldness just as there would be no reason to fight for an Oak Tree’s existence over that of a Pine tree’s existence. Genesis 1:28 states that, “God blessed them [humans] and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’” Humans have a greater significance than animals and plants because it was given to us by our Creator. We must fight to remove any hatred, mistreatment, and discrimination of any form to protect and uphold that truth. For a human, who is made in the image of God, to belittle, whether by actions, thoughts, or disposition of the heart, another human being, who is made in the image of God, for being different than him is despicable. Racism should be eradicated. Considering all men created in the image of God, Martin Luther King fought for the sanctity of human

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