“I Have a Dream” is the name of a speech Martin Luther King, Jr. gave on several year ago while he was on Washington, D. C.. In his speech, he spoke of his wish for a better future. His wish was that people of different races could live together peacefully in America without segregation. He spoke of the discrimination that the black man has faced even though they were supposed to be treated equal when the emancipation proclamation was signed. Martin Luther King made an important quote on Abraham Lincoln where he said: “Life, liberty and pursuit of happiness”.
This was a promise that all men, black and white men, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights”. He wanted to support his idea on what Abraham Lincoln said that all men are equal both white and black men have the same rights. This speech left a legacy of equality of Rights for all men in the United States. Hundred years before Martin Luther King gave his speech black men were not free until Abraham Lincoln signed the emancipation proclamation. Through those hundred years black men weren’t treated as equal as white men.
Black men were discriminated in all the United States because of their skin and the amount of racist people back then was significant. King’s speech highly persuasive, he wanted to provoke everybody that heard his speech to have a feeling that segregation and discrimination should be stopped. In my opinion we have achieved King’s dream, today all men have equal rights and there aren’t differences between the races of people and the ability to pursuit happiness. Martin Luther King yearned a world where all the races were treated as one and there weren’t different between people in our country.
Martin observed that: “one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free” and black men were segregated to the slums and ghettos of the northern cities. The people who stood against King had the opinion that only white people deserved to be treated reasonably. Even though, they were few and didn’t have a strong argument to defend their point because there wasn’t one. King inspired the majority of American people, and he brought equality for every race in America.