I have a dream ESSAY - Daniel Geraghty ENG 111 Epperson\"I Have A Dream Essay In 1963 Dr Martin Luther King stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial in the

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Daniel Geraghty ENG 111 Epperson 1/17/14 "I Have A Dream" Essay In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial in the nation's capital city, Washington D.C., and delivered a riveting speech to thousands of Americans that would change the course of American history forever. In his speech he declared "I have a dream" he dreamed of an America where African Americans received equal treatment, had equal rights, and civil liberties. He dreamed that African Americans would continue to strive towards a brighter future and in doing so would walk hand in hand with their white fellow Americans in the hopes a better tomorrow. In many ways his dream has been realized as he might imagine it would be; in some ways his dream remains unfulfilled, and in some ways his dream has been outdone and skyrocketed to heights he may never have believed possible. Prior to his deliverance of this speech, the Supreme Court had presided over the case of Brown V. Board of Education in 1954. (Wikipedia, Brown v Board of Education) In this case the Supreme Court came to the conclusion that school segregation was inherently unequal, and public schools at the state level from that point forward were required to integrate. This, however, did not necessarily occur in most schools, especially those in the South, and many public schools remained segregated well into the late sixties and seventies. However, not long after Martin Luther King delivered his

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