“I have a Dream” ( I Have a Dream Speech - The U.S. Constitution Online ) was one of the most famous speeches addressed by Martin Luther King, Jr. which affected the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the well-known civil rights leaders. He entered the civil rights movement through Montgomery Bus-Boycott. After the Montgomery Bus-Boycott Martin Luther King, Jr. made a lot of speeches from what some of them then became really famous. Another of Some other famous speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. were ‘I have been to the Mountain Top’ which affected the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King, Jr. also gave some impactful speeches such as ‘How long? Not long?’ , ...view middle of the document...
After Malcolm heard King Luther speak at the march, he told Bayard Rustin, ‘You know, this dream of King’s is going to be a nightmare before it’s over’” ( 172 Dream Martin Luther King, Jr. and the speech that inspired a nation).
Martin Luther King, Jr. attracted a lot of people from different races towards civil rights movement. I have a dream was a great success for Martin Luther King, Jr. during civilrights movement. He also had a lot of great speeches such as I have been to the mountaintop, How long? Not long?, A knock at Midnight.
Martin Luther King, Jr. also had another famous speech ‘I have been to the Mountaintop’. I have been to the mountaintop speech was delivered on 3rd April 1968 at Memphis, Tennessee. This was the last speech that Martin Luther King delivered to the nation. He had affected the civil rights movement with his famous speech I have been to the mountaintop in which he describes:-
“You know , several years ago, I was in New York City autographing the first book that I had written. And while sitting there autographing books, a demented black woman came up. The only question I heard from her was, "Are you Martin Luther King?" And I was looking down writing, and I said, "Yes." And the next minute I felt something beating on my chest. Before I knew it I had been stabbed by this demented woman. I was rushed to Harlem Hospital. It was a dark Saturday afternoon. And that blade had gone through, and the X-rays revealed that the tip of the blade was on the edge of my aorta, the main artery. And once that's punctured, your drowned in your own blood, that's the end of you . It came out in the New York Times the next morning, that if I had merely sneezed, I would have died.” (Martin Luther King, Jr. - I've Been to the Mountaintop).
In his speech Martin Luther King, Jr. addresses that If he would had died after the woman have stabbed him, he would have never seen freedom and ended segregation in inter-state travel, he wouldn’t get a chance to see when Negroes in Albany, Georgia, decided to straighten their backs up, he wouldn’t see when the black people of Birmingham, Alabama, aroused the conscience of this nation, he wouldn't have had a chance to try to tell America about a dream that I had. Martin Luther King was written a letter by a High school girl after this incident that:-
“_Dear Dr . King,_
_I am a ninth-grade student at the White Plains High School." _
_While it should not matter, I would like to mention that I'm a white girl. I read in the paper of your misfortune, and of your suffering. And I read that If you had sneezed, you would ...