Kim Lawton has a special report. It was on the 45th anniversary of that speech that Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for president. He noted that, given the situation inthe crowd could have expected to hear King speak in anger, with the frustration of dreams deferred. But what the people heard instead, people of every creed and color, from every walk of life, is that in America our destiny is inextricably linked, that together our dreams can be one.
They'll see how beautiful I am And be ashamed-- I, too, am America. Does this mean that King's grand dream of tolerance in the US and progress for African Americans has been achieved? In some ways no and in some ways yes.
Today many people would say the same thing that MLK said in '63, that, "The negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.
In terms of financial equality, we have a long way to go before we realize King's dream. King would go on about economic prosperity saying: King also spoke about the Negro languishing in the corners of society, an exile in their own land.
Given the large amount of African Americans who still live in poverty in the worst part of American cities -- a reality that was made all the more clear during hurricane Katrina -- in some ways many African Americans are still exiles in their own land.
King spoke out against a issue that is still a serious problem: Still several parts of King's dream have become a reality. No longer are we robbed of our dignity by "White Only" signs and when we are tired with the "fatigue of travel" we can stay at any of the hotels and motels across the highways of America.
Barack Obama has personified King's dream in the political sphere. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream.
In this way, Obama has taken King's mantel and inspired blacks to achieve one part, a very significant part of America's dream.
King spoke of "sons of slaves and the sons of slave owners meeting at the table of brotherhood. The results in many southern states have showed that blacks and whites have joined at the table of brotherhood in their support of Obama. In other avenues such as sports and entertainment, African Americans have been at the table with their white brothers.
The blacks lucky enough to go to college or get jobs in corporate America or join the entertainment industry have joined the table of brotherhood, while the poor in the ghettoes are treated like abandoned step-children.
Conservatives have taken King's statement about his children living "in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character" to attack affirmative action. What they fail to recognize is that day has not come because of the legacy of racism and its continued presence, and affirmative action is the only chance many blacks have at "sitting at the table of brotherhood.
While millions of white people voted for Barack Obama because of the content of his character, millions did not because of the color of his skin. Barack Obama has learned a lot from King's speech. King put his dream in the context of the broader American dream, referencing the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and "America the Beautiful.
As King incorporated white people into his general movement, Obama has done it doubly so. And they have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.
We cannot walk alone. The sons and daughters of the white people who marched with King and even the sons and daughters of those who protested against him have joined the Obama movement and mantel of change. If Obama is to take his place as the heir to the civil rights movement, he must make it clear that the movement is not a black movement but a movement for all people seeking peace and justice.
I am a strong believer of not being cynical and chasing dreams.
While we have not achieved King's dream yet, Obama and the people that have supported him have put us on the right course to do so. We must continue to fight to make sure that King's dream is realized.Doesn’t it remind you of King’s I have a Dream speech (“Speech”)?
I know that Speech well, having taught it to fifth grade gifted and talented students every January for a number of years. Obama regularly draws on King's rhetoric and was first nominated at the Democratic convention on the 45th anniversary of the "I have a dream" speech.
But parallels between the two men should be.
Effect: These sentences are excerpted from Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech, and President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. The I Have a Dream speech is an illustration of Martin Luther King Jr.'s hopes for the future and the race of African American people. Feb 17, · In his "I Have a Dream" speech, MLK talked about a check given to African Americans that had bounced, a check that said "all men were created equal." Jan 21, · I have to compare and contrast Obama's inauguration speech and Martin Luther King Jr's 'I have a Dream' speech.
This is for a short essay and anything will vetconnexx.com: Resolved. Compare and Contrast of Martin Luther King I have a dream Speech and The Inaugural Address by John F. Kennedy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used symbolism and references during his famous "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, (Reeves 82).