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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr Chapter Summary & Analysis - The American Dream Summary

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The American Dream Summary and Analysis

America held onto a dream of all people having a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This dream was for all people, black and white, Gentile and Jew, Catholic and Protestant. Poverty and injustice affect the rich as well as the poor, the free as well as the disenfranchised. Dr. King declared that moral and spiritual advances must stay equal with technological and scientific development. Civilization moved faster than culture. Survival depends on moving forward in a moral and religious manner.

The time had come to rid the world of the false view that there is a difference between races. There is no superior or inferior race. Negroes are capable of handling the higher standards required for integration, given appropriate education and opportunity. Disabilities arose from poverty, disease and ignorance resulting from segregation and discrimination. Achievement of creative...

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