Let Freedom Ring

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Valencia Thomas
Mr. Kyle Taylor
ENG 1101 MW 10:25
9 September 2010
Let Freedom Ring
Dr. Martin Luther King and Robert Penn Warren were two public figures that were both adamant about the issues of racism. Dr. Martin Luther King was directly affected by racism because he was a black man and Robert Penn Warren indirectly because he was a white man. Both affected differently but equally were desegregationists that were against hatred. In Dr. King’s speech, he states that even though the Emancipation Proclamation was signed in order for Negro slaves to be free, it is unfortunate that hundred years later Negroes are still suffering from discrimination. In his speech, Dr. King emphasize that this unfairness is seen in our society on a daily basis when African Americans are not given the same rights and privileges others. Dr. King’s dream is that ‘’the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.” His desire was that the many states that were filled with hatred would be “transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.” Dr. King wanted his “four little children to live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” He wanted all men to be treated fairly and equally. Dr. King addressed clearly, in his “I Have a Dream” speech how there was definitely a division between the black and white communities. His dream was that all of God’s children would be able to know and enjoy God’s freedom. In Dr. King’s speech, he is mainly addressing the black and white groups of people, but his message of freedom and justice is for all people no matter their race, background or ethnicity. Even though Dr. King was disappointed with the unfair treatment of blacks during that time, he was determined to make a stand for what was right. He wanted what was written in the Emancipation Proclamation to be a reality for Negroes. Dr. King said that “when...
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