In writing the famous "I Have a Dream" speech, Martin Luther King Jr. Clarifies the importance of equality. The purpose of this speech is to inform the public that equality among all is vital for a virtuous society. King brings to the attention of all that "the Negro still is not free... the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination." Although this speech is approximately 40 years old, the subject matter continues to trouble our great nation today. Martin Luther King Jr.

is known for his strong movements in racial equality, and no movement is as powerful as this masterpiece of a speech. In proclaiming a message of we want our freedom and we want it now, King holds strong to his emphatic mindset. Using such a strong thesis, Martin Luther King Jr. firmly implants his message in all those listening. One sentence in the speech explains, in full, everything that the speech signifies: "all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." The vast crowd of listeners that day in Washington D. C.

was a melting pot of races and creeds. Each person was the target of King's piercing words, gathering a message that is the foundation of our country. No discrimination is evident in the preparation of King's speech. He writes to anybody willing to listen. All who are lucky enough to hear are unknowingly a part of Americana, a part of history. To persuade and to inform are the reasons for King's speech.

The message is clear and persuading as King exclaims, "with this faith we will be able to hear out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood." Many people are moved in hearing this speech, and rightfully so. Brotherhood and unity are characteristics that everyone should embody. Martin Luther King Jr. has done an excellent job in persuading a narrow-minded nation to be more accepting and, above all, equal.