Monday, February 25, 2008

Martin Luther King and his speech “I have a dream”

I read the Martin’s Luther King Jr biography and I decided to write some things for him.

Martin Luther King was born at January 15, 1929 and die at April 4 1968. He was one of the pivotal leaders of the American civil rights movement. He became a civil rights activist early in his career. With the speech “I Have a Dream” raised public consciousness of the civil rights movement and established himself as one of the greatest orators in U.S. history. In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other non-violent means.

King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee.

“I Have a Dream”

This is the last speech of Martin Luther King Jr. at the March for Jobs and Freedom held in Washington DC on August 28, 1963

In the first place he spoke about the Emancipation Proclamation called light of hope for all Negro slaves. But 100 years later the negro has not his freedom ,he is wronged, he is poor .The promises that the American people had to keep was that all people black and white must to had unalienable rights in their life , freedom and the same opportunities.
He said that even the American did not keep the promises now is the time to make real the promises of democracy, the time of racial justice. And this justice be a reality for all of God's children.

He said that be wrong the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. The fights will make stronger and this year is not the end but the begging of these fights until the justice come.

It consulted the persons do not fight for rights via the animosity and physical violence. He said that there are people that fight with Negron.

He spoke about his dream that will come the time that black and white children will sit together at the table of brotherhood.

He had a dream that the freedom and justice won’t late to come.

He had a dream that the black people won’t be judged by the color of their skin but but by the content of their character.

These dreams was his hopes and believe them.

Note from Vanessa: I can't remember who submitted this writing assignment but think it might have been Sadamu


  1. A very interesting piece, Mata. MLK has had such a wide influence - here in the US we sometimes forget what a cultural icon and hero he was to the rest of the world.

    Did you know that Ghandi was a major influence on him and the source for his strategy of non-violent resistance?

  2. Hi Vanessa

    It's nice to see you. You seem to be in good shape.

    By the way, I'm also interesred in MLK and I wanted to hear his speech. Can we hear his voice on internet. If it is possible, I'd like to hear his speech "I have a dream" on internet.

    Would you tell me any web?

  3. Sadamu,

    Didn't you see the original post that Mata took assignment from? The assignment was to pick a speech from the linked site to listen to and write about.

    So go back and check out the assignment at The Top 100 American Speeches of the 20th Century

  4. Vanessa

    I'm sorry I didn't look at the original post. I read them but I still couldn't find out MLK's speach 'I have a dream' in voice.
    I'll try to find.


  5. Sadamu - you have to go the original post about100 American Speeches. That's where you'll find the link to the MLK speech and others.

    Alternately, do a google search. This speech as been saved on a lot of different sites


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