Summary

Martin Luther King Jr. begins his speech, “I Have a Dream”, by stating that the March on Washington is a historic moment.

He continues to argue that although the Emancipation Proclamation freed African Americans from slavery, 100 years later they are still not truly free because they are the victims of segregation and racial and economic discrimination.

According to the speaker, it is time for African Americans to receive the civil rights they are rightfully entitled to. This should not happen gradually but at once. The speaker claims that African Americans will continue to fight for their rights until they are granted. However, he calls upon the audience to do this through non-violent means. The speaker argues that white people and black peo...

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