Hope, the feeling that something desirable is likely to happen; a wish to get or do something or for something to be true. On August 28, 1963 arguably the most powerful speech since Lincolns’ Gettysburg Address was delivered during “the March on Washington.” The March was a demonstration of the great support the country held for equal civil and economic rights. The march led everyone to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, which was followed by Dr.King “I Have a Dream Speech.”
Dr.King speech was one of many, and was designed to bring a end to injustice throughout America. Dr.King was able to reference the Emancipation Proclamation, and the United States Constitution. He begin his speech indirectly refering to Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation.” Dr.King continues his speech stating segregation and discrimination keeps black America enslaved. Throughout his speech he dramatized the opportunities in America which black people was being denied. He touch on the Constitution and Declaration of Independence saying “they were promissory notes to which every American was to fall heir, a promise that all men would be able to pursue happiness, liberty, and the rights to life.”
“I Have a Dream” by Dr.King was the spotlight of “The March on Washington.” He inspired the whole audience, and gave hope with every word he spoke. The eyes of the audience was filled with confidence, hope, and courage to seek change. Dr.King words gave new life to everyone who grew tired of the long journey they were on. Dr. King speech and the march pressured the Kennedy administration to advance civil rights. Dr.King received many awards because of the speech, and still today his speech is looked upon as the lift the civil rights movement needed.
Sadly enough fifty years later the black community is still held back with a disguise over the injustice. America filled with...