Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Here is a video of Dr. And we've come by here to ask you to make the first item on your agenda fair treatment, where God's children are concerned. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languished in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. I would even come up to the early thirties, and see a man grappling with the problems of the bankruptcy of his nation.
We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now. I would even go by the way that the man for whom I am named had his habitat. His word choice matched the strength of his message. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream today.
It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. But I'm going to tell you what my imagination tells me. Now, let me say as I move to my conclusion that we've got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to a distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny. The following year, after the violent in Alabama, African Americans secured another victory with the.
After you leave the United States, Soviet Russia, Great Britain, West Germany, France, and I could name the others, the American Negro collectively is richer than most nations of the world. From every mountainside, let freedom ring. . As has said, up to now, only the garbage men have been feeling pain; now we must kind of redistribute the pain. Subjects English, social studies, government, civics Estimated Time One 45-minute class Grade Level Middle School Introduction Dr.
This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. I put name and date on there so that you can hang on to it, add it to their binders, scrapbooks or whatever you want. So we have come here today to dramatize an appalling condition. We can never be satisfied, as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.
One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. I read in the paper of your misfortune, and of your suffering. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. It came out in the New York Times the next morning, that if I had merely sneezed, I would have died. Maybe they felt that it was better to deal with the problem from the causal root, rather than to get bogged down with an individual effect. And I would see Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Euripides and Aristophanes assembled around the Parthenon.
But one hundred years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But I want to thank all of them. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end but a beginning. Or it's possible that they felt that the man on the ground was merely faking.
And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We rented a car and drove from Jerusalem down to Jericho. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our modern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. And I would watch them around the Parthenon as they discussed the great and eternal issues of reality. They represent locations that were filled with racism at the time.
It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. I have a dream today. I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. We aren't engaged in any negative protest and in any negative arguments with anybody. Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi and every mountainside. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end but a beginning.