The American Dream In The 1960's

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Dreaming to be Rich and Famous In the 1960’s the American Dream had to do with basic Human Rights. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in the forefront of the Civil Right Movement to fight for these rights, and had many supporters. Americans in the 1960’s were asking for equal rights to vote, to sit where they wanted on busses and in restaurants, and they did not want to be judged by their skin tone. Now, Americans dream of celebrity status. We can sit where we want to on busses and in restaurants, and people are judged less and less by the color of their skin. The American Dream has tremendously changed from the 1960’s because it used to be about equal rights, ending segregation, and voting, and now everyone just wants to be rich and famous. In the 1960’s the American Dream was about African Americans having equal rights like everyone else. In Dr. King’s speech he states, “This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Here he is saying that the injustice that has been happening for the last 100 years needs to come to an end. Since then, things have improved and everyone has the right to live their lives and be happy. Now, it’s about access. Everyone believes they need to rich and…show more content…
King wanted segregation to end. He said, “ Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.” Here he is saying that while there is still segregation, African Americans can’t live their lives as well as other races. Because this is happening, Dr. King’s hope for the American Dream is still being fought for today. Today, segregation has ended and now the priority seems to be becoming a role model. Our role models, because of social media, are people like Kim Kardashian and Fetty Wap. From this, we can see how dramatically things have changed and the American Dream has
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