Under the applicable copyright laws, the speech will remain under copyright in the United States until 70 years after King's death, through For years, he had spoken about dreams, quoted from Samuel Francis Smith 's popular patriotic hymn " America " "My Country, 'Tis of Thee"and referred extensively to the Bible.
Melaye Olufemi 13 Jun at pm This speech is vital for the people in America to learn from as they can spread the word of justice, to create equality amongst themeselves. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice.
But this hyperbole belies a seriousness; he believes that true justice will only come when every person believes in freedom for all. King makes use of certain images to illustrate the ideas and the help the audience needs to visualize the changes which are necessary to reform society.!!
The phrase resonates with the listener and leaves them with ideas that they will easily remember. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Anonymous 5 Apr at pm We are all slaves, debt slaves. 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.
Many of King's family were in attendance. This speech discusses the gap between the American dream and reality, saying that overt white supremacists have violated the dream, and that "our federal government has also scarred the dream through its apathy and hypocrisy, its betrayal of the cause of justice".