Freedom Of Speech: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Freedom of speech is an important Constitutional Issue that gives us the individual right to express the way we feel. Having freedom of speech in public, in newspapers, books, or media is a part that makes us the land of the free. Without freedom of speech we couldn’t say what we think without getting in trouble

What we say can either make our community stronger, or it could tear it apart. It was August 28 1963 and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was about to start his speech. He started it off by saying “ I am happy to join you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom.” (I Have a Dream speech) That’s exactly what happened, his speech went down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom. Martin Luther stood up for what he believed in, that black people should be treated the same as white people.
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Martin Luther’s famous quotes was“ I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” I like this quote because just by reading it you can feel the way he felt when he said it. Also you can tell that the saying came from his heart. This is an example of freedom of speech, it's a right until it affects the common good of the people. Martin helped by standing up for what he believed in no matter what other people thought. Some other people that were involved in freedom of speech were the Freedom Riders. The Freedom Riders would ride through the south to protest segregation on public transportation (Expert 21). They were involved in freedom of speech because they stood up for what they thought was right and didn’t back
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