I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World - Study Guide Part 2: Chapter 8- Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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"The Rising Tide of Racial Consciousness" was given in 1960 to the Golden Anniversary Conference of the National Urban League. In this speech, Dr. King talks about the things that led to the increase in self dignity of the Negro population. He lists off the first factor as the move from rural life to urban life and the connections that let the black people know what was going on in the rest of the world. Dr. King states that this led to the black population's broadened outlook.

The second factor is the rapid education advancement and the number of illiterate Negros being massively decreased since the emancipation. The third Dr. Kings lists as improvement in economic status. He admits that this process is slow, but states that they have overall better medical care, education opportunities, and better housing, which has...

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