This is the faith that I go back to the South with. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
And when this happens, and when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last.
Prophetic voice is using rhetoric to speak for a population. It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This is our hope.
We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. I have a dream today.
The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges. But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free.
We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells.
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. For example, to contrast segregation with racial justice, King evokes the contrasting metaphors of dark and desolate valley of segregation and sunlit path of racial justice.
Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds.
We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.
We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their self-hood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating: When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independencethey were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.
Responses The speech was lauded in the days after the event, and was widely considered the high point of the March by contemporary observers. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.
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In this Aug. 28, file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington.
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"I Have a Dream" is a public speech that was delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28,in which he called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States.
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