Similarities Between I Have A Dream And Letter From Birmingham Jail

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s. “I have a dream” speech, and his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”, are similar because they both talk about all the difficulties that Negroes faced back then, and how they needed change and justice. They both talk about and express the inequalities they faced as Negroes. In “I have a Dream”, paragraph 3, Dr. King says, “One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. And so we’ve come here today to dramatize a shameful condition.” This explains that, no matter what negotiations they had in place, no matter what the city promised, the Negro community was still very unvalued even in America, and how he wanted to bring social awareness to it. …show more content…

King says, “We have waited for more than 340 years for our constitutional and god given rights. The nations of Asia and Africa are moving with jetlike speed toward gaining political independence, but we still creep at horse and buggy pace toward gaining a cup of coffee at a lunch counter...” This explains that, while other countries are closer and closer to the end of segregation, Birmingham is still at step one. Dr. King’s “I have a Dream” speech is emotional because he has to think and reminisce about all of the things that he, as an individual, has encountered and witnessed. It is easy to see that it’s emotional. On the other hand, Dr. King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” is logical because he’s not in the wrong. He explained why he was where he was, and what business he had there. He explained how he was there for non-violent factors, even though he was profiled as

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