Mlk Speech

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Kapri Boyd
Dr. Carrie Ameling
Public Speaking
January 23, 2015
Martin Luther King Jr “I Have a Dream Speech” On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr delivered his “I Have a Dream Speech” at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. He expressed to American’s in his speech that he wanted everybody to come together as one and to be treated equal. It doesn’t matter what your skin color was, everybody especially the African Americans be free from going to places where there was signs that said “White Only.” It’s a shame that Americans had to live thru this all these years. Today, almost 52 years later his dream has been accomplished where white people and black people are integrated together. Americans are marrying different races around the world and having children that are mixed with another race. All races go to the same schools and worked with different races in there companies. Also, there are successful black men and women that have their own business. There are even some that have higher positions in the politics and we finally had our first African American, 44th president, Barack Obama currently holding down the office at the White House. If Dr. King was here today he would be so proud of the world and all the blessing that is happening today. There is still racist people out here today that think Dr. King’s speech shouldn’t have been accomplished but if it hadn’t we would all still be segregated from each other and everybody wouldn’t be treated as one. We would still have segregated schools, businesses, and public restroom for the black and white people. Also, we would still see “White Only” signs and people being hatred to one another because of the color of his or her skin.
God created us all to be equal and to be treated equal no matter what your skin color, religion, sexual preference, or gender type. Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream Speech” will go…...

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