In 1963, Martin Luther King met with President Kennedy to demand the passage of a new civil rights law to give equal rights to black people. On August 28, protest groups organized a rally of 250,000 people in Washington, d.c. to fight for racial equality. Martin Luther King’s famous speech “I have a dream” on the steps of the Lincoln memorial marked the climax of the 20th century black civil rights movement.
The main idea is about the equality of black ethnic groups and the thinking on racial equality. In the 20th century, black people suffered from unequal treatment, and the narration mainly revolves around the equality of black people.
There are there main ideas in this speech:
King hoped that people of color in the United States could enjoy the same rights as white people to live, freedom and pursue happiness, and have the same status and civil rights, such as the right to vote and be elected, instead of being discriminated and oppressed as second-class citizens.
2. Cultural aspects
Hope to get respect and understanding, people will no longer judge them by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character, have the same right to education and freedom as white people.
It wants black people to have the same opportunities for employment and development as whites, instead of being confined to fixed slums.