Mlk Essay

Arguably, one of the greatest speeches in American history, Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream,” signified many realities now commonplace in the United States.   Unfortunately, there are still some hopes and goals that Dr. King pointed out, that hot day in Washington, that have   yet to be realized.   This amazing speech was delivered at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963.   Dr. King’s words addressed many of the difficult issues the African American community was facing in the United States at that time.   His words were inspirational as it called for desegregation, integration of all races and skin colors, the freedom to stand up for what you believe in, no matter what race, gender or age, and the end to all racism everyday and anywhere.
The dream that Martin Luther King had has been realized in many different ways. The first way is that most schools and public places are not segregated anymore. Everyone is allowed to go anywhere they want without the fear of retribution. During the Civil Rights movement and times before that, places were segregated to keep people of color and white people seperate. The places that the black people were forced to eat at or go to school in were usually much dirtier and not as nice as those places for white people.   Discrimination was also universally accepted in the workplace.   There are now laws that prohibite discrimination, but also in today’s work environment, discrimination is rarely an issue.   In the second paragraph of his speech, Dr. King states that “The life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.”   In today’s world he would be very happy to see these issues are no longer an existing problem.   Not to say it never happens, but we can say it rarely happens.
Martin Luther King called for the black men, women and children to stand up in what they believe in and for what is right. He wanted the African American people in the...