Dreams Our Work in Progress

English 1A
Dreams our Work’s in Progress
In the infamous speech of Dr. Martin Luther King “I have a dream”, he attentively compares the state of African Americans in the U.S. in 1863 to 1963. At that time it was a difference of One hundred years. His speech expressed, to over a quarter of a million people, that the Negro is yet to be free (King). That they are still crippled by discrimination and segregation (King). Now forty-six years later we ask the question again, Has King’s dream come true? I strongly feel that we’ve progressed over the last one hundred and forty-six years and that such dreams take time to fully take on.   Martin Luther King’s dream was not a fallacy, just not yet lived up to by the creed for which America was formed which states: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”
For the first time ever we can all say that we have an African American president of the United States in office. Many people, of all races, never thought they would ever live to see the day. King called for a “revolution of values” that would not simply put new people in power, but would invest a new power in people. One hundred years ago I don’t think Martin Luther King could ever fathom such a thing. “An entire generation will grow up taking for granted that the highest office in the land is filled by an African American. It changes how black children look at themselves. It also changes how white children look at black children.” Obama states. Not only will this generation of children benefit from this but for generations to come as well. This gives us all not only hope but proof that realistically though all issues over racism have not yet gone astray that America has made massive amounts of progress.
Dr. King dreamed many dreams, not just one of racial equality but also had a vision to one day see nonviolence, peace, and economic justice amongst blacks and whites. Nonviolence and peace amongst each other is something...