Essay On African American Dream

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It a new beginning for the world and one speech is all it take to change the course of history. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr., leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, delivered a speech to a massive group of civil rights marchers gathered around the Lincoln memorial in Washington DC. “I have a dream” was a call for equal right and an end for racism. In his speech, he mention his dreams, dreams of a better world where there is no racism. A dream where black and white are walking on the same street and drink from the same water fountain. A dream where color child are given the opportunity and prevail. A dream where segregation end. 50 year later, the dream have made a few step but until income, wealth and opportunity are made more equal, his Dream will remain unrealized. We’ve come a long way, but we have definitely not reached the Promised Land. African American life are steadily improving for the past 50 years. The poverty rate have been…show more content…
2008 election was the first in which black voter turnout exceeded that of whites. The size of the gap in black and white voter participation has fluctuated since the mid-1960s, with black participation ranging from 79% to 87% of white participation between 1964 and 1996. In 2000, the black participation rate was 92% that of the white rate. The gap narrowed dramatically to 99% in 2008, the year Barack Obama ran for president as the first black major-party nominee(pew). In the 2012 election, black turnout exceeded white turnout by 67% to 64%.United State finally have the first ever black president in 2008. 43 out of 435 representatives are black whereas in 1963 only 5 out of 435 are black(norris 95). Which prove that black are rising and have more voice in

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