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I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 1: Chapter 1-3 Summary

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Part 1: Chapter 1-3 Summary and Analysis

"I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World" is a collection of speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with information relative to each speech provided by James M. Washington. The speeches were made in regard to the United States' struggle for equal rites of all people. It also gives a narrative of the time and the circumstances that started Dr. King's involvement.

The book begins by outlining the events that preceded the publishing of "Our Struggle". This was a summary from a book of Dr. King's called "Stride Toward Freedom" and was printed in a religious journal called "Liberation". It discussed the boycott of the bus transportation system in Montgomery that began because of the 1954 Rosa Parks arrest.

In this summary, Dr. King addresses the loss of self respect of the Negro people. The self-respect hadn't been...

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