African-American Religions Paper

African-American Religions Paper - Essay #6 Ryan Neale Dr....

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Essay #6 Ryan Neale Dr. Murrell African American Religions From Doctor King’s speech, I quote: “This is the faith that I go back to the South With. And with this faith we will be able to hew 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 brother hood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to play together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.” “And when this day happens, all men will be able to join hands and sing in the worlds of the old Negro spiritual: ‘Free at last, free at last! Thank God Almighty. We are free at last!’” These very moving words were the crescendo of Dr. King’s speech on August 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. His congregation spread before him was striving to grasp and hold every single thought that he brought forth. When you read his speech, it almost sounds jumbled, jumping from point to point and resolution to question. But if you can see yourself speaking on the steps of the memorial to the man that had given legal freedom to your people, you likewise would carry the emotions of what real and actual freedom would be like for the hundreds of thousands, seated before you. Stop and think about it, could a congressman or even President speak before hundreds of thousands in their
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course PAR 377 taught by Professor Murrell during the Spring '08 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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