I Have A Dream Speech Thesis

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The venue of the 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech was clearly not accidental. In fact, it provided the perfect scenario to enhance the speech and King’s argument. On top of that, King chose to give this speech in 1963 particularly because it is the centennial of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed by the same man whose memorial shadowed King and the 250,000 attendees who came to march. Alone, the location immediately provokes the listener to think of important moments in American history. And with a direct reference to the Emancipation Proclamation, the Reverend ensured that the correct message about his speech would be conveyed. “This momentous decree came as a great beacon of light of hope to

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