I Have A Dream Speech Thesis

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On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his infamous “I Have a Dream” speech to thousands of people in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. It was during this time that segregation existed in the South between people of color and whites. In an effort to give justice to minorities, the American Civil Rights Movement was created. Due to his beliefs in nonviolent protest, Martin Luther King, Jr. became one of the most influential leaders of the movement. With the help of other leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. organized the March on Washington, where he gave his speech. Over half a century later, this speech can still be viewed by means of the Internet by people, such as myself. While listening to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech, I could not help but picture what it must have been like to be an African American during this time. From the speech, it is easy to gather that African Americans were treated as less than human and were not given the rights that they deserved. I felt empathy towards African American people because they were forced to live in an environment where they were made to feel unwanted. Many African Americans experienced police brutality and lived in poverty for much of…show more content…
In his “I Have a Dream” speech, Martin Luther King, Jr. mentions God a number of times. This is an indication of how God was at work during this event. Through Martin Luther King, Jr., God made it so that his people could be able to live peacefully together. In a sense, the “I Have a Dream” speech is a sermon on how we can create solidarity amongst ourselves and promote participation in society. God entrusted Martin Luther King, Jr. with the task of getting justice for those that needed it the most. As a result, more progress was achieved during the Civil Rights Movement at that time than 100 years
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