Friday, October 18, 2019

History Essay Example | Topics and Well Written Essays - 750 words - 19

History - Essay Example In 1957, when Martin Luther King was just 28 years old, he took upon the mission to make the soil of America free from racism and give its people the dream for bringing America into the threshold of racial justice and instill in African-Americans to fight for their immutable rights with dignity and discipline. He gave this memorable speech as a part of the civil rights movement at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Just in the midway of the speech, King improvised the speech and gave to the world the words in which were interwoven the dreams of millions of Americans to emerge from the debris of subjugation and racism. He said: â€Å"I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood†¦.† (U.S. Constitution Online, Online) It was not just the dream for the people of that era but is also a dream for the people of today’s generation too. His words stirred among people feeling of hope and aspiration that one day they would be free and one day America would see dawn in which there would be no racial discrimination in the name of color, caste or creed, and the place where everyone would be free. America celebrates Independence Day every year on July 4, the day when the foundation was laid for the most powerful and democratic nation of the world. The report I read to commemorate the independence was published in online edition of â€Å"New York Times† on 1st July 2007 written by Maya Jasanoff titled â€Å"Loyal to a Fault†. 4th July 1776 was the most commendable day for the American independence after the prolonged

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