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"I HAVE A DREAM"--- Dr. Martin Luther King

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Karis Cheung

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Transcript of "I HAVE A DREAM"--- Dr. Martin Luther King

"I HAVE A DREAM"--- Dr. Martin Luther King
-Dr. Martin Luther King gave this speech in 1963

-He said 'Now it is time to make justice a reality for all of God's children'
-Black people are fighting for continues freedom and equality
-He hopes to obtain his dream through NON-VIOLENT action
Summary of the speech:)
-His speech was about FREEDOM
-born in 1929
-A South American Civil rights leader, and also a preacher.
-Inspired by Mahatman Gandhi's success with non-violence
-Best known for this speech
-He was the youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
-Died in 1968(He was shot dead)

Dr. Martin Luther King
What made his speech so powerful?


-Emotive vocab
- Personal pronoun
what have we learn from him?
-Everyone is equal, treat everyone equally.
-always have a goal in life
-Never give up on your dreams
- how to write/present a persuasive speech
-" Which leads into palace of justice"(paragraph 7)
-The meaning of the metaphor: a palace is a huge place, so if there is a palace of justice, it means justice will be very important and it will exist in every part of the world.
- Emotive language/vocabulary is to create empathy.
Emotive vocabulary
- Eg:It would be FATAL for the nation...(paragraph six)
- Fatal: causing death
- The way he presented his speech
-Unshakeable confidence
-Strong and commanding voice to inspire thousands of people
-He was very dramatic
-Address his audience
-Metaphor compares two different things, however,“like” is not used in metaphor.
-Words or phrases that are repeated throughout the text/speech to emphasis certain facts or ideas.
-'I have a dream' was repeated eight times in his speech
-He described a future America when race is never an issue
-250,000 Americans came to listen to his speech.
why does this speech still matter today?
-Allowed the blacks to have equal freedom today.
- Inspired many people--dream big and aim high
-A shining example of how one person can move others to action

- Freed many slaves--but slavery still exists today
- It reminds us of treating everyone equally today


I have a dream
that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

I have a dream
that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream
that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream
that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream

I have a dream
that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream

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.
This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside,
let freedom ring

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So
let freedom ring
from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.

Let freedom ring
from the mighty mountains of New York.

Let freedom ring
from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!

Let freedom ring
from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!

Let freedom ring
from the curvaceous slopes of California!

But not only that;
let freedom ring
from Stone Mountain of Georgia!

Let freedom ring
from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!

Let freedom ring
from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside,
let freedom ring.
Discussion :)
Why does this speech still matter today?
Question :)
What do you learn after this speech?
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