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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr - Study Guide I Have A Dream Summary & Analysis

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The March to Washington was a means to cash the promissory check expressed in the Declaration of Independence. One hundred years after the Emancipation Proclamation, black men still sought the guarantee to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Negro people had not been allowed to cash this check, for it seemed there were no funds to back it. This was the time to make democracy real for all American citizens. The urgency for justice would not be short lived. The struggle would continue until the Negro received all his rights of citizenship. Dr. King urged people to continue the fight without shrinking to hatred and violence. The effort to gain freedom and justice "meeting physical force with soul force" (p. 218) was of greater value. Until equal ability for dignity as humans was obtained, there would be no...

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