What Is The Purpose Of Martin Luther King's Speech

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LOOK, it is the one and only Martin Luther King Jr.! I can see him coming now! Martin is about to give his speech, I hope it is wonderful; I have been waiting all day! Martin Luther King’s Speech: “…and this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God 's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing.” (Raatma, Lucia) This speech epitomized what he was meant to do; he wanted to end racism in the United States and call for civil and economic rights for all people. In this speech he talked about how racism was affecting people’s lives in a negative way and he wanted to create a better place where everyone felt welcome and equal. (History.com Staff.) This was one of the major things Martin Luther King Jr. did to end segregation. Even though he himself was a black man, he used that as an opportunity to lead this movement and show that anyone can change something, and it does not have to matter what color you are, size, weight, religion or where you are from. Martin is not just remembered because he made a change in the lives of people in the U.S., but because he used non-violence and believed that people could be more powerful with their words than their physical actions (using guns/hurting other people). (Tavaana) Martin believed that using violence to prove the point that
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