ENGLISH – Persuasive Speech
PROMPT – “All people who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.”
All people who have achieved great things have been great dreamers; I believe this statement to be true to those who have applied it. People throughout all eras have dreamt a dream people of all ages of all race and cultures. Great things are birthed from great dreams only because these people have made them come to past, here are some examples.
Martin Luther King’s dream was that people would be judged not by the colour of their skin, but by their character; that segregation would end; and that all men, women, and children could live as free human beings. In many ways, Martin Luther King’s dream has come true, but there are still many places that discriminate against people based on their religion, skin colour, etc. African American students can go to schools with white students, they can all eat in the same restaurants together, and some even marry one another. Segregation is kept out of school and communities so the children of today are able to have better lives. Martin Luther King’s dream was that everyone could be free.
The biggest way Martin Luther King's dream has been fulfilled is that America has an African American president, Barack Obama. He is the 44th president, and in a way is exactly what Martin Luther King would want. It means that Americans can put slavery behind them. Many Americans across racial and religious lines see Obama's inauguration as one key fulfilment of King's dream.
Martin Luther King put his dream to action by organizing a massive demonstration on the nation's capital organised by many organizations, all asking for peaceful change. On August 28, 1963, the historic March on Washington drew more than 200,000 people in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial. It was here that Martin Luther King made his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
This is one of the great dreams, the list goes on. Here are few others;