I Have a Dream
First Body Paragraph: Although Dr. Kings speech incorporated all sorts of arguments including equality, empowerment and freedom, Langston Hughes’ poem focuses more on black empowerment. Acknowledging that Negroes were once Kings and Queens in Africa then reminding us that they were also enslaved to build the great pyramids. Hughes creates a relationship through the movement of African Americans throughout history. Specifically examining the incredible contributions African Americans have made not just to the United States but to the world.
Second Body Paragraph: While Langston Hughes argued for empowerment and enrichment of culture and people, Dr. King demanded equality, freedom and respect. Dr. King refused to stand by and watch his people continue to be mistreated, unfairly judged, disrespected and overlooked. He not only wrote a compelling argument but he delivered it on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The same Abraham Lincoln that Hughes refers to in his poem. “I heard the singing of Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I’ve seen its muddy blossom turn all gold in the sunset.”
Third Body Paragraph: Both of these incredibly successful Scholars helped to bring an end to the civil rights movement, passing new constitutional amendments. What I find so surprising is how they both made such an incredible impact with melodic forms of