Martin Luther King Jr.'s I Have A Dream Speech

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“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” This memorable quote was said by the very well known civil rights activist, Martin Luther King Junior. In his “I Have a Dream” speech, Doctor King addressed the his views and opinions on discrimination and racism in 1960’s. Dr. King was a minister at a baptist church in Atlanta, and as said a major civil rights activist. He gave the speech on August 28, 1963 in Washington DC in front of the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. Dr. King had stayed up all evening writing the speech, to present it in front of an audience the following day. It was estimated that between 200,000 and 300,000 people attended the speech, men and women, children, white and black. The words “I Have a Dream” are known worldwide and referred to by many. This …show more content…
King used his speaking skills to his advantage not only to make the speech unique, but make it have a motivation message that moved people. Dr. King used his voice and incorporated the skill of imagery. These two skills of Dr. King’s made his speech have an important message that made people in America start to act and stand up for African Americans. The speech started to show that black people were not afraid anymore and would do what they need to gain equality. Dr. King used his voice, which had then made others use theirs. His imagery showed and told people the way he and others had felt they were being treated. He spoke using images that emphasized how harsh the actions of discrimination were. This technique is what brought people’s attention to how they were being treated. Dr. King is known today for his “I Have a Dream” speech. The skills that he used in the speech is what made it a well-known piece of literature today. To sum up, Dr. King’s last words of his speech shall stay with us forever. “Thank God Almighty, we are free at