Rousseau 1 Rousseau 2 One powerful voice has the ability to transform the challenges in society. On 28 August 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his speech “I Have a Dream”. This speech is to be deemed the most powerful and influential speech in history. On this day Dr. King stood before thousands of American citizens at the Lincoln Memorial park and spoke about freedom for African Americans. During this era, the civil rights movement was occurring and activists such as Martin Luther King Jr. himself influenced Americans to change justice, equality, and freedom for all African Americans by empowering the people through his words.
The lack of words on the cartoon gives the audience a chance to elaborately analyze each leader and their work ethic as well as efforts. Martin Luther King Jr. is recognized for his brave yet evident contribution to better the country for African Americans sake as well as the people in general. The many achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. will never go unnoticed. President Barack Obama is highly favored amongst the black community for being the first African American male granted the opportunity, by a mostly white country, to make a change and push us even closer towards being equal all the way across the board. It has been said that he is admired by the white community as well for his constant struggle with trying to fix the mistakes of those that were in office before him while pleasing Americans and making things more beneficial for them (Caucasians) simultaneously.
Martin Luther King Jr’s writings, teachings and speech’s are timeless; they left people rethinking their attitudes towards African Americans and racism. He spoke of a compelling brotherhood and sisterhood of all American citizens, and how he one day wished that all brothers and sisters, white or black could unite as one and form a unity. Martin Luther King made it known to the nation and the world that civil rights and justice should be upheld for not only white citizens but black citizens too. He was one of the most influential people of the 20th century and since 1983 America has named a holiday after him, to look back and
Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, GA during a period when racism was extremely prominent. One can only imagine the experiences Black Americans endured during those times unless one lived through them personally. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used his strength and knowledge to help society overcome these tumultuous times. Dr. King fought for equal justice for all races and gender to love one another and eliminate violence. He served the community as a clergyman, activist, and leader of the Civil Rights Movement [ (Biography, 2012) ].
During the 1963 March on Washington, King delivered perhaps his most famous speech called “I Have a Dream.” This speech called for an end to racism and desegregation in America that was still very prevalent at the time. King discusses his dreams of freedom and equality for all blacks in a land that still was plagued with hatred and prejudice to the African American race. King closes out his speech by saying, “I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today.” These words are arguably some of the most famous from his speech because they really resonated with the people listening to him. He is envisioning a healthy future where regardless of skin color all are treated fairly and equally.
Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. was such a thoughtful man. H e helped many African Americans Achieve whatever they wanted to do in life by giving us all equality. He won a Nobel Peace prize to show that he does mean something to the world and he deserved it. If Martin was still alive right now I would give him a big hug to show him that I care and that I’m grateful for what he’s done for us. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia.
He was the most courageous and dedicated leader during the civil rights struggle, and his leadership impacted millions. King spoke for African-American and helped to conquer discrimination based on race and skin color. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech will be remembered by Americans for many generations, and overall, he impacted the nation in more ways than words can describe. His courage to fight for what he believed in is one of the many reasons why the United States government created a national holiday in his honor. That there is an entire day dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. proves that he was the best leader in United States history (Ling,
Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr's life has become a fixed part of America mythology for years prior to this generation. Indeed, to many African Americans whose rights he helped expand, to many other minorities whose lives his victories touched, and to many whites who welcomed the changes his leadership brought, King's life seemed luring even as he lived it. He is celebrated as an honorable character in American history, not only for the concrete legislation he enabled, but for his articulation of dreams and hopes shared by many during an era of upheaval and change. King said: "I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted