Dr. King's I Have A Dream Speech

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On August 28, 1963, Dr. King gave the speech “I Have a Dream”; this speech was a sign of hope to all of the Negroes who were still fighting for their freedom. He wanted equality for everyone regardless of who they were. He decided to give this speech to the people in America but specifically those who supported the civil rights movement. They were his audience because the rights for African Americans were not equal and they did not have freedom. In 1963, the amount of segregation in cities like Birmingham, AL increased to an all time high. Everything is separate and not equal. There is tension between the Whites and the Blacks. The Blacks want their freedom and rights but no one is supporting their cause. This leads to the people who are …show more content…
All of these events came together into one large demonstration that was never seen before in the U.S. This large demonstration was televised which meant it was huge. It was known as the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” There, Dr. King gave the speech of how they have came here to fight for freedom and their rights. He explains how everyone should have equal rights and freedom. This message was very powerful and persuasive because of the use of rhetorical strategies like repetition, anaphora, and parallelism.

In the “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. King develops the main idea of everyone should have rights and freedom regardless of their race In the beginning, he states that they are participating in the largest demonstration because the Negroes haven’t been given freedom and rights (1). They have been battling challenges like poverty, discrimination, and segregation (3). The details of what they are experiencing and fighting for helped me establish the main idea that everyone is guaranteed rights. This is why they have come to demand for these rights in Washington. Next, he states that there is no time to waste because it is really urgent for them to go from a segregated country to a racial justice country (6). If they