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Martin Luther King: Most Important Parts of His Speech

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Have you wondered what the most important parts of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech is? In my opinion, I would say that the notable parts are the well-known “I have a dream” section, the “Let freedom ring” segment, and the “cash a check” paragraphs. Everyone will have a different view, of course. I thought that those are the most interesting parts.

Probably the most famous part of Martin Luther King’s speech is the “I have a dream” section. In the other parts of his speech, it’s hard to remember the words in the paragraphs. “I have a dream” is really easy to remember and understand. This section looks into the future and is sort of like fortune telling. “I have a dream” imagines what this country would be like if Negros have freedom and justice. Negros will not be segregated or discriminated anymore. This convinces people to help give Negros the justice that they deserve. Also, the “I have a dream” part has information on what improvements this country needs. Dr.King wished that his “dream” would help Americans.

The “Let freedom ring” segment is also important for the audience. This part explains that freedom has to happen everywhere, not just in one place. Freedom has to ring from New Hampshire to New York, form Pennsylvania to the Rockies of Colorado, from California to Georgia, from Tennessee to Mississippi. In the last paragraph of the speech, Dr.King said that we have to let freedom ring from “every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city.” Dr.King also hopes that one day, “all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’” People from different religions and people who are Negros all got treated unfairly. Dr.King wanted people to get treated fairly and equally, regardless of their beliefs or skin color....


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