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Martin Luther King- I have a dream

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Mya Steinson

on 20 May 2016

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Transcript of Martin Luther King- I have a dream

Civil Rights

"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 a oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation were they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character"
The Speach
Structure, Theme&Prespective Analysis
Facts about the lifestyle of MLK:
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King- I have a dream
Martin Luther King used emotive language in his speech to make people feel an emotion towards the segregation of Black people and White people. I like the way he used words like "We" and "Our" to show unity and equality. During his speech he spoke about "freedom" asif it was like a jail where innocent people were seperated and isolated away from each other for no reason. To make the speech more emotive he mentions his "four little children" that he want to "one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character". By this quote it automatically puts you in his position to want the best for your own children aswell which is why Martin's speech is effective because of his emotive language.
Martin&His family
Martin's Family:
MLK'S Family
Facts about Martin Luther Kings death:
King's Assassination
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With SCLC, king led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia(the Albany Movement) and helped organize the 1963 nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama. King also helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his famous "I have a dream" speech. There, he established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.

Martin Luther King aged 39 years old was fatally shot just after 6pm on April 4, 1968 standing on the balcony outside his second story room at the Lorraine Motelin Memphis, Tennessee. The civil rights leader was in Mephis to support a sanitation workers' strike and was on his way to dinner when a bullet struck him in the jaw and served his spinal cord. King was pronounced dead after his arrival to memphis hospital.
Racism was a big thing in 1963 where White men and White women were seperated from Black men and Black Women. Martin Luther King was one of the many people who wanted to unite all races together as one. This is why he gave a famous speech "I have a dream".

Martin was married to Coretta Scott, the younger daughter of Obadiah and Bernice McMurry Scott of Marion, Alabama on June 18, 1953. The marriage ceremony took place on the lawn of the Scott's home. 2 years after the marriage Mr and Mrs King had their first child Yolanda Denise who was born on November 17, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama.
Then 2 years after they had their first child, Martin Luther III their second child was born on October 23, 1957 in the same place as their first born. They then waited 4 years after to have another child named Dexter Scott, He was born on January 30, 1961 in Atlanta, Georgia which was their third child. Then finally 2 years later they had their fouth child which was their last named Bernice Albertine who was born on March 28, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia.
"This is our hope. This is the faith that i go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brother-hood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together; to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
Short effective sentance
Represents unity
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