November 6, 2000
I Have a Dream Essay. Those words that still echo in Washington D.C. and wherever else they were heard. Those words that still cause goose bumps and send chills down peoples spines.
Words that haunt and unite a nation. Words that stir up emotions that we never knew we had inside. Words that speak of power, unity, peace and tranquility amongst people. Words of power to cause us to unite as one. Words spoken by a powerful and very influential man. Many millions watched in awe over these powerful words spoken by this man.
Hundreds of thousands of people crowded the lawn of the Lincoln Memorial. Little did he or anyone else no how profound and famous this speech would become in the future.
He started his speech off by telling how the Negro is isolated and still impoverished to this very day and how they lived amongst great wealth but could not achieve it. Then he further told about how peoples inalienable rights of te pursuit of happiness, life, and the pursuit of happiness was a promise and a guarantee, but that promise was not for all and that was an injustice to many. Instead America had given the Blacks a bad check that they were not able to cash because of insufficient funds, in other words they were severely discriminated against just for their color of skin. From this point on it was time to rise up from the past and realize that its time for racial equality.
No Black was to be happy until racial justice was met. No Black in the state of Mississippi was allowed to vote and this was a calling in a way to have racial equality for all.
Martin Luther King had a dream that his children would play with the little white boys and girls and that they would walk hand and hand and walk together as brothers and sisters. He had a dream that both black and white children would go to school together. And his most famous words of all concluded his speech, Free at last, free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last!