Dr. Martin Luther King's Struggle For Freedom

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For hundreds of years people around the world have had to fight for freedom. Some people say that freedom is never given; it must be demanded. I agree with this statement because of Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Benjamin Banneker’s Letter to Thomas Jefferson, and Ahdaf Soueif’s “Cairo: My City, Our Revolution. These passages give examples of peaceful protesting to an all-out revolution proving that freedom is never given; it must be demanded. Two score and thirteen years ago, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. met in Washington D.C. during a rally on Congress and on the steps to the Lincoln Memorial, he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream Speech.” This speech was so powerful because Dr. King peacefully said his speech from the…show more content…
In his letter. Banneker gives examples of how Jefferson, a man “based on freedom” is hypocritical. Although Banneker himself is not a slave, he fights for “his brothers”. “This, sir, was a time when you clearly saw the injustice of a state of slavery, and in which you had a just apprehension of its horrors. It was then, when your abhorrence was so excited, that you publicly held forth this true and most valuable doctrine: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, and that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."(Banneker 8). Although Banneker gives strong and reliable factual evidence, his matters aren’t quite strong enough as it would take another 200 years for full racial freedom. His fight was not wasted as it left thought in people 's minds and inspired many to keep…show more content…
In the city of Cairo, people joined together and fought for what they deserved, the opportunity for freedom. The author, Ahdaf Soueif, uses the words “We” and “Together” often to symbolize that they stand together and will fight. During this time people joined together and made an unbreakable bond to defend what they believe in. To sum up the dedicating and crucial article the author simply says. “Some of us died.” An anticlimactic ending that seems so little but means so much as to people dedicating their lives for
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