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Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

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"The time is right to do what is right," that is a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quote that many people recognize and he spoke many powerful words just like that. Over his lifetime, Dr. King accomplished and incorporated vast ideals that have changed the nation. One of Dr. King's accomplishments was the Montgomery Bus Boycott that was initiated by Rosa Parks. Another accomplishment was when Dr. King was invited to help with the Selma to Montgomery Marches. Dr. King also helped organize the March on Washington for more jobs and freedom, which is where he performed his dynamic 'I Have a Dream" speech. The "I Have a Dream" speech is still referenced today, as well as many more of Dr. King's phrases from other speeches. Dr. King was a scholar, preacher,…show more content…
King and the activists of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to join their protest to gain the right for African-Americans to vote. There were 3 Selma to Montgomery marches held along a 54 mile long highway from Selma, Alabama to the state capital of Montgomery between January and March of 1965. The marches were enacted by nonviolent protesters to show the desire of African-American citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote, in defiance of discrimination and segregation. Many violent activities took place during the time of the marches, which were denied by the police and other Alabama officials. Protestors were beaten, sprayed with tear gas, and a few were even shot and killed. As a result of those lost, the bloodiest day of one of the marches is now known as Bloody Sunday. Due to the violence, and the resistance from the police for protection, Dr. King was able to use his relationship with the President, Lyndon Johnson, to request protection for the marchers. President Johnson activated 1900 men of the National Guard to protect the marchers. It was the protection of the National Guard that allowed the 25,000 marchers to gain ground and successfully make their way to the Alabama State Capital. This was one of Dr. King's most…show more content…
Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, who built an alliance of Civil Rights, labor, and religious organizations that came together under the banner of jobs and freedom. The purpose of the march was to advocate for civil and economic rights for African-Americans. The March on Washington was held in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. At the march, Dr. King preformed his Historic ''I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. History reports that as many as 300,000 people traveled to participate in the march and that observers estimated 75% - 80% of the marchers were black. The march was one of the largest political non-violent protests for human rights in the United States history. Not only was it one of the largest, it was one of the most powerful movements by an African-American society. The reason it was one of the most powerful is because it moved the African-American society in voting rights and also pulled us closer together as one. As a result of the Job and Freedom March, President Kennedy was forced to recognize the injustices that African-Americans faced and therefore the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was
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