Name: Mr. Schneemann
Teacher: schneemann
Period: 1

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Remember to cite your reasons for choosing your favorite quote from Dr. Kings speech.


Name: Morgaine Spainhoward
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 1

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To me, the most important part of what Dr. King said in his "I Have a Dream Speech" was the part where he used the metaphor of the people cashing in check and from the government. This is the most important to me because the use of this metaphor allows people to understand and relate to what he is saying. It allows Dr. King to speak his purpose while also putting it in a more common way so people of all backgrounds are able to understand. This section really allowed Dr.King to push his message in the speech to a wide variety of people. Also, there is a lot of thought and emotions put into this metaphor. Overall, the reason why the extended metaphor of cashing the check is the most important part to me is because it is simple and allows many people to understand Dr. King's message but it is also very powerful and contains a lot of thought and meaning.


Name: Beck Russell
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 1

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I believe that the most important part of the speech is when Dr. King said, "But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity." I found this to be important because slaves were freed 100 years before this speech was made and African American's still had little to no rights in the United States. One hundred years after they were declared to be "free" they were still the victims to multiple forms of racism and segregation. These words also had a lot of power because of the location of the speech. On the steps of the memorial for the president who declared the slaves to be free 100 years before the speech.


Name: Devon Dome
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 1

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Name: MIchael Apan
Teacher: Schneeman
Period: 1

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Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech" is one of the most important documents in our country's history. This speech inspired many to steer away from segregation and to learn how to accept others for their difference in skin tone. My favorite part of the speech depicts MLK's vision for the future United States, "I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers." This is my favorite part of the speech because though there is still racism lingering about, this part of his speech has become somewhat a reality. Our culture has been more accepting to inter-racial friendships. Thus Martin Luther King's dream is beginning to look like a reality.


Name: Meaganh Cabuco
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 1

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In Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's speech, "I Have a Dream" had a very strong and interesting message of justice and equality. Towards the end of the speech, Dr. King Jr., dreams that "[his] four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." this quote here is incredibly meaningful because the way society was in the 1960's was not equal and they based people off of their skin color, the message he wants to send out is that people should be judged on their actions and integrity and spirit, not by the outside. What he is saying is that we should not judge a book by its cover. Moreover, Dr. King Jr. dreams of a world where "...little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers," he says this because in the 1960's there were segregation in school, restaurants, and even on water fountains and bathrooms. Dr. King Jr. wants there to be equality and justice in the future and that we should all be able to come together as one no matter where we are. He wants the audience to know that the difference of skin color should not affect the way we are educated or the where we are allowed to eat or drink. Ultimately, Dr. King Jr. put out an excellent speech that has inspired many individuals to set aside our differences and become one. In today's world, we can see how Dr. King Jr's dream partially came true because schools, buses, etc., are no longer segregated but there are still racists out there across the country.


Name: Gabriel Flores
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 1

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"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." This part of the speech has the biggest impact on me because its stating how everybody should be equal in the united states. Whites and Blacks have been compared since slavery and according to the constitution, all men are created equal and blacks have experienced injustice and discrimination for centuries. The "I have a Dream" that is part of almost every sentence causes the reader/listener to remember that it once was only a dream for blacks to be equal to whites. The color of ones skin shouldn't determine what the persons morals or ethics are rather than the content of their character. The character of a person should also never be judged but the actions one chooses to make should determine what type of person they are in society. This allows for colored people, not only blacks, to understand where MLK is coming from. The structure throughout the speech allows people of all races to comprehend what MLK is trying to convey when presenting all of these "dreams" which eventually will turn into reality.


Name: Marcelo Herandez
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

My favorite part of Martin Luther king Jr.'s speech is when he states,"Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood." I like this part of his speech the most because he is stating that America will end segregation and racism one day and when that day comes we will all unite and act kind/brotherly towards one another. He brought hope to everyone at the time listening to that speech then and still brings hope years later to people of this generation. That one day our country will be rid of racism.


Name: Caitlyn McClelland
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

One of the most important parts of the " I Have A Dream" speech is when Martin Luther King states how he wants freedom to ring across every part of the country. Dr. King wants racial freedom to ring from California to Colorado all the way to Stone Mountain in Georgia. This is definitly on of the most important parts because it eventually changes how, not just the U.S, but the whole world views racism. Also you can see these places aclimate to racial freedom, especially in Stone Mountian Georgia. This is one of the most important parts because if Martin Luther King Jr. never addressed these areas in the country, racial freedom would have taken much longer to be accepted.


Name: Miranda Guerrero
Teacher: Mr.schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

In the speech "I Have a Dream" i think that the most important thing that Martin Luther KIng said was that Blacks were discrimniated in many different ways, he wanted freedom in the history of our nation,but he said that the negros are still not free.That now is time to make justice a reality for all gods children,also the most important thing he said was that not to hate the whites not use vilence he believed that whoever is protested that it makes them stronger.He wanted his own little kids but not just his that one days blacks and whites will walk together holding hands and getting along, he just wanted everyone to be free at least he wanted to make a huge difference.


Name: Ranier Rivera
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 1

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King is particularly assertive in communicating that change must be accomplished through peaceful means, which I find to be his most important message barring the actual social injustices which he spends his lifetime attempting to resolve. Through the "I Have a Dream" speech, King deescalates much of the tension and hostility surrounding the civil rights movement without undermining the severity of the circumstance or demeaning the suffering which many people of color were forced to undertake on the path to equality. Had he not made it a point to preach nonviolence, his call to action could easily have become a call to arms.


Name: Diego Toloza
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 1

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"Constitution and the Declaration of Independence...was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." These word spoken by MLK I believe to be the most important and most influencial part of the entire speech. Not only did it show the injustice and hypocracy of the American people but it also set a presadent. A presadent for other civil right movements in the US. Many people and groups after MLK used this same evidence as leverage agaisnt the US government. These very words affect all of our lives today. We all have the freedom we have because of the words that are were written down in the constitution and the declaration of independence. "We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline." This second piece I believe was also very important to MLK movements and other movments in the future. MLK pushed his agenda in a very peaceful yet powerful manner. Non-violent protest were and still are very effective. It portrays another freedom we have in the great country. The freedom of speech and the right to assemble. Without these things who knows where we would be today.


Name: Andrea Gomez
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 1

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In my opinion I think this speech is important because during the time that Dr. Martin Luther King gave his speech there was a lot of discrimination and unfair actions happening against all those people who weren't white people and Dr. King stood up, knowing that there could be negative outcomes, he gave this speech in front of many people any way. Dr. King went against all rules and lead all those people to stand up against discrimination and he lead them and influenced them to stand up for the freedom that they deserve, this is what I mostly appreciate about this speech. Not many people today have the courage and bravery to stand up for what they believe in, and Dr, King did exactly that and didn't stop until he reached his goal. Also he didn't just stand up and talk for his race but for all races that were being discriminated. My favorite part of the speech is when Dr. King states "I have a dream that one day every valley should be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together," because in this statement Dr. King isn't just wanting this for his race but for all races including the whites so that all people could live in the country in peace without discrimination, working together and living together as one.


Name: Nicholas Esquivias
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 1

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Dr. King said "Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred". This was the most important because it guided that citizens of the united states (mostly oppressed people) into the path of forgiveness and love. Teaching them how to take good out of a terrible situation. Ensuring that taking the path of revenge will only lead to worse things. It was important to me because it symbolized a greater meaning to life, one that shows you that you can forgive people who do bad things and make them good again. This segment of the speech masters the method of peace by guiding them on the path of least destruction. Dr.King put emphasis on anti-segregation and taught oppressors a major life lesson. That nobody should ever be treated like the African Americans were during that time, it is an injustice and shameful. Freedom was their goal and they achieved it, to be one just like the rest of they country. Finally, I thought this was the most important part of the speech because it portrayed all Americans as equal people who should not drive down the road of hate and envy.


Name: Andres Esparza
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

In my opinion the most important part of the speech is when he referred to their freedom as a check, and how they where there to cash that check. This was the most important to me because Dr.Martin Luther Kings talks about how the constitution states that all men are created equal and that the Negros should have those right too.Life, Liberty and The Persuit of Happiness are all unalianable rights that cannot be taken away, so if the negros are U.S. citizens then they should not be stripped of these rights. I feel that using a check as a figure of speech for unaliable right is a really good way to cash in for their Unalianable right. This also gave me a better understanding of what the whole speech was about and how all they wanted was to be treated equally after many years of not being completely free, and get what is theirs which are the unalianable rights.


Name: Alejandro Parra
Teacher: Mr. Scheemann
Period: 1

Reflection

Martin Luther King in his famous speech, "I have a Dream", constantly elaborated in the usage of repetition to emphasize his desperation to have equal rights for African Americans. One of the most important line that I found to be the most critical was when he constantly repeated the phrase " Let freedom ring..." This part of the speech was when he began to refer to specific places in America such as Colorado, California, Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi. All of this places had the worst segregation so it gave the speech more meaning and it reached more people. The emphasis on "Let freedom ring" called out to all Americans that now is the time were segregation has to reach its end and let freedom be part of American soil like it was intended from the beginning with the Declaration of Independence. Each time that Martin Luther King refereed to a state he did it with the intention to bring alive the spirit of change and reform. The way he shouted when he said this last words was very crucial since as he gave his speech town and cities where still segregated.


Name: Anthony Sanchez
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

on August 28, 1963. On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial Dr. king gave his "i have a dream speech" and the underlining point of the speech is that all men are equal no matter what color they are. And he also says that the blacks have been oppressed long enough. and they will not stop until they are equal and freedom rings out over the land. and they will be achieving this goal with out hate. this speech was very important to our country. because it did help make everyone more equal. and it achieved its goal with out being hateful or violent which is big for any type of rebellion. and that this speech brought people together it helped people realize that we are all equals.and yes there is still hate in the world and people still get discriminated against but the beauty of this speech is that we can look at it now and it can help us get through the race problems we have today.


Name: Jose Alfaro
Teacher: Mr. Shneemann
Period: 1

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The famous speech called "I have a dream" is one of the most famouses speeches known to man. The speech was spoken by Dr.Maetin Luther King, who was fightinh for civil rights in the 1950's and 60's. In the speech there is a part that is the most important then the rest of the speech, that part is when King calles out America that its not holding its own Consitution. America was the first country to have a Consitution for the people to be impower instead of the goverment. America is the sign of hope to other countrys that the people can be free to do as they please, "It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned".


Name: Lizbeth Ruelas
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

The part that I thought was most important to me and our country in Dr.King's "I Have A Dream Speech" is when he discussed how the founders of America gave freedom and rights for American citizens Martin Luther King Jr says " When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". This is important because he discuss how these freedoms and rights are not applying to African Americans and they're American citizens too. It's important to our country because our founding fathers words are supposed to be distributed equally and not only to white American citizens. Our country isn't supposed to be segregated but instead "free".


Name: Angelu Castillo
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 1

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In the speech, "I Have A Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr. he mentions that "[he has] a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed" to emphasis the true meaning of living an amazing nation. He says this in great meaning because he wants to see the nation grow as a community without any hate. During his time, racial profiling, war and protest, and even violence struck in many parts of the nation. King Jr. made this speech to persuade the future people that those are not the answer. He wants to see the nation live without those harm. I believe that this quote is important because other than King Jr. wants the best for his family, he cares and wants to see a great future for the nation.


Name: Ricardo Arenas
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 1

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After hearing Dr.Kings speech, I personally think that the most important part of the speech was when Dr.King began to emphasize the idea keeping the movement for equality a peaceful one. This is when he says "We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline". I think this is important because if everyone in the movement kept peace it would result in a better public image allowing for a constructive conversation regarding the movement for equality and because there was already enough hate and injustice at the time. He then follows up by saying how people shouldn't distrust all white people which shows how serious he was about having the movement he led be a one of peace and not hate, which I think is important.


Name: Giselle Sanchez
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

The main point of the "I Have a Dream" speech is equality for all people. No matter what color your skin is, we are all human and we all deserve to be treated with equality. In his speech he says that the Constitution says that "all men are created equal" but he claims that is far from being true. Martin Luther King Jr. had a new view for reality and he stood forward and helped make that change happen. He believed if the Constitution believed we were created equally, we should be treated equally so Dr.King fought for that right. That is the most important part to me. It made a difference and pointing out how the Constitution says we were created equal helped a lot in my eyes. It is so important that he really did change the view of a lot of people that now since we are kids we are taught to be kind and respectful to all people no matter what. You learn to respect people no matter what color your skin is or your gender or your religion, since children we learn to respect and be kind to all and that is thanks to Martin Luther King Jr.


Name: Monique Lujan
Teacher: schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

I think that the most important part of the speech "I Have a Dream" by Dr. Martin Luther King is when he said, "We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality. 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. We can never be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." In my opinion this is the most important part of the speech because he mentioned the civil rights and those who told him to wait, to wait for people to digest all this, they told him it's not the time, but he didn't listened to those comments, he knew it was the time for change, it was the time for freedom. He wanted the best for his people, and he fight for it, not only that, but he encouraged them to fight together for their freedom, their rights. This part of the speech is very important because it is a call to action, and he clearly specified they would not be satisfied until they are free, until they can be together with withe people too, and not be segregated. I really liked this specific part of the speech because it cause a lot of feelings, and make you realized what this people was passing through.


Name: Stephanie Ascencio
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech" was very important in the Civil Rights movement.It changed the way of thinking for those who agreed and thought that segregation was acceptable. In my opinion every single part of this speech is important, but there are a few parts that really caught my attention. One of the first things that seems memoral and important to be is when Dr. King says, " Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked 'insufficient funds.'". This seems important to me because his use of the metaphor "America has given the Negro people a bad check" really stands for America promising freedom and a better life for everyone but when the colored people want to make that come true they are rejected due to the color of their skin. Another important part is when Dr. King says, "Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred". By him making this metaphor he tells the people that are mad due to the injustice that was occuring that trying to find a solution by hating the white people and not doing it peacefully is wrong. He practically says that they have to be the better person and this makes it possible for The Civil Rights Movement to be peaceful.


Name: Adrian Ibarra
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

After listening to Dr.King's "I Have a Dream" Speech he mentions various points that are important and that help shape what we know. When Dr. King states that"their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom". This is important as still today we still fight to have equality between both races. It is important because people soon realized that he was right and that it would be a benefit to society. He makes a good point as today we see the effects of it in history books and other media sources.


Name: Guillermo Armenta
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

In my opinion one of the most iconic and strongly impact quote of Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech is, When he alludes to the Declaration of Independence and mentions the quote "All men are created equally." For the most part this quote made me have an epiphany of how the the U.S was hypocritical towards the declaration of independence, because despite of America being portrayed as land of the free or believing in moral "right." It has altered the point of view, for example, the U.S. has done many corrupt things like having slaves, also having an ideology of the slaves they had as inferior. Why I also think that this quote was the most important is because it may have also made other citizens realize how that situation is truly unfair. He integrated this quote so well to his speech, he used the Declaration of Independence as a source not only to persuade but to also call out The U.S. and really demonstrated how America is not living up to what they say. Lastly this quote led to more of his thoughts about ending segregation with repetition to his claims which he stated as his dream, it was used as an intro to what he was going to claim, and it worked well because when he mentions the quote, I feel like he caught the crowds attention. There were many quotes in this speech that had a strong influence on the people, but why I think that the "all men are created equally" quote was the most important was because he establishes a new way of looking at what the U.S. has done to not live up to that famous declaration which basically founded the U.S.


Name: Myles Hamilton
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

Dr.Martin Luther King's speech was a very important speech stating the injustice that has been going on and how times have still not changes for black people 100 years after get a document signed for their freedom. I believe that the most important part of this iconic speech would be the section where he states that we can not be satisfied as long as we are faced with several injustices and discrimination. I also felt like his "dreams" for change because it is the core part of the speech and it illustrates his faith in humanity despite having gone through all these conflicts but still believing it still could be done. This is important to the country and myself as a whole because it changed peoples views and nearly took out racism, segregation, and discrimination as a whole in the United States.


Name: Cassandra Estrada
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

I think the most important part of Dr. King's speech is when the talks about, well actually theres many important parts of the speech his whole speech is important there cant be just one or three important parts of the speech. But the one that i think is most like really important is when he talks about having a dream. That he has a dream about how his kids could grow up without being judged by the color of their skin but by their inteligence. I just think that part of the speech is important because Dr. King still had hope that blacks and whites will somday be able to be together rather that means being in the same room, work together, play together, etc.


Name: Samuel Muxlow
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. presented a famous speech that is known to be "the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation." His speech greatly impacted people through his charismatic tone, his understanding atmosphere, and his righteous message. But the most impactful or meaningful message in the entirety of his speech is the fact that he mentions we all are "inextricably bound." The exact quote states that "The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone." King is directly stating that each of our freedoms, independently, define the true quality and meaning of freedom as a whole nation. He is claiming that if one person in America doesn't receive his long awaited freedom, that the freedom of everyone else is jeopardized. If one person can be oppressed, than thousands can be too, and if thousands can be oppressed, millions can be too. This statement acts as the bat striking the message home. It relates to every other underlying message, and directly correlates the connections we have as a populous, as a race, as human beings.


Name: Daniel Villamil
Teacher: Mr. Shneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

Martin Luther King in his speech, I Have A Dream, discussed many issues concerning racism and gave ideas on how to end segregation. During the 1960’s there was an excessive amount of racial tension between the whites and the blacks, mainly due to the superiority mindset the whites had over the blacks. Even though African Americans are more than capable enough to handle every day tasks as the average white male, they are still judged from the pigmentation of their skin. Martin Luther King stated that no man should be judged solely on their appearance but rather by their characteristics and attitude. This statement broadened his audience's perspective of what was believed to be true prior to his speech. This statement served to help and protect the black community from any unjust discrimination and became the first step into reducing racial tensions before it could be gone for good. To this day, many American citizens still practice this idea and everyday we are getting closer to achieving King's dream thanks to this statement.


Name: ronald
Teacher: stigall
Period: 1

Reflection

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr was an excellent speaker. He spoke so fluently and poetic to large crowds. In his many speeches, the "I Have A Dream speech" is one of his most important and influential ones that impacted the future of human rights. One very important line he states that "[they] have come to our nation's capital to cash a check... which has come back marked insufficient funds" (king). Through the use of pathos, King is able to make an impacting metaphor explaining how unjust the government is toward those of the minority. King's metaphor implies that they have asked for their constitutional freedoms but have failed to receive them. His allusions to the Declaration of Independence also add to the fact that the government is has not given their freedom. It states "we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal" and it was obvious that African-Americans were not equal to Whites. The metaphor and the allusions to the Declaration of Independence are the most important, in my opinion, because of the message being sent to the people that the government has denied their constitutional rights.


Name: Devon Dome
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

On the day of Autgust 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, in front of the Lincoln memorial, presented what can be seen as his most famous speech, "I Have A Dream". Throughout the speech he presented what he had hoped the outcome would be due to the civil rights movements efforts. In his speech he states "America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check that has come back marked 'insufficient funds.' But we refuse to believe the bank of justice is bankrupt." King is insisting, through metaphor, that the founding fathers had intended to create all men equal within the United States. However, "Negros" were still enslaved by white people for more than 70 years after the document was made. Even though they were free from the chains of invouluntary servitude, they were still stuck in the chains of injustice and segregation. King also belives that the "Negro" people will be able to gain their true freedom away from this injustice. This is one of the most important parts in the speech because it acts as a climax and almost a scare tactic stating that they will keep protesting and parading until they gain their well deserved freedom.


Name: Jorge Perez
Teacher: Mr.Scheenmann
Period: 1

Reflection

The most important part of Dr. King's I Have A Dream speech in my opinion is when he was talking about the past and how Negros were still slaves for 100 years and he was using alusion about President Lincoln about when he apolish slavery in the 18th century but the Negros were still not free because they were still being discriminated and segregated. Also when he was repeating the words "Hundred years later" shows that even Negros are still not free and are still being treated like slaves because they are being segregated and discriminated at their own country that they were in and they should stop getting segregated and discriminated because "We are all God's children and now its time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of Botherhood"


Name: Jorge Perez
Teacher: Mr.Scheenmann
Period: 1

Reflection

The most important part of Dr. King's I Have A Dream speech in my opinion is when he was talking about the past and how Negros were still slaves for 100 years and he was using alusion about President Lincoln about when he apolish slavery in the 18th century but the Negros were still not free because they were still being discriminated and segregated. Also when he was repeating the words "Hundred years later" shows that even Negros are still not free and are still being treated like slaves because they are being segregated and discriminated at their own country that they were in and they should stop getting segregated and discriminated because "We are all God's children and now its time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of Botherhood"


Name: Joyce Lee
Teacher: Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, "I Have A Dream" is one of the most influential speeches in our nation's history. He voiced his unsatisfaction and frustration with the injustices that African-Americans had to suffer because the color of their skin.


Name: Alexia Guerrero
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

Dr. King had stated "It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality"(10). Equality was a main word that stood out and got my attention, segregation was a major issue back in the 1950's, the treatment of lifestyle that African Americans got was morally wrong. They were separated from bathrooms, schools, seating of transportation, and even at their jobs. That is so unfair just because of the color of their skin, Dr. King was a brave man and was willing to do whatever it took to get freedom and equality into the lifestyle of African Americans, in my opinion that meant the most to the black communities.


Name: Joyce Lee
Teacher: Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, "I Have A Dream" is one of the most influential speeches in our nation's history. He voiced his unsatisfaction and frustration with the injustices that African-Americans had to suffer because the color of their skin. Although all aspects of his speech were important, what stood out to me the most is when he says, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." It shows the optimism that King had in the future for America and all its citizens and undercovers a very important message: people should not be judged because of their race/ethnicity, but by what's within. It is very important that everyone internalizes his important message and does not hold prejudice against others. Rip MLK you were a real one fersure.✊


Name: Carlos Lopez
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

In the speech "I have a dream" by Martin Luther King Jr talks about how everyone should be equal no matter what the skin color or race is. The most important thing Martin say is "little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers". Today white and black children play in the park together. People see this as something normal and not as something bad. Martin had the dream the one day this could happen and it actually happen. Martin Luther King's dream became true.


Name: Summer Priest
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

I believe that the most important part in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech is when he states, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character". I believe that this is basically a summary of his whole speech summed up into one sentence. He is fighting for equality and freedom of every race, freedom has come along way since 100 years ago but still fighting against the KKK and physical violence, the black community has only protested and fought peacefully, as he also states, "Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred". "Seperate but equal", separate restaurants, schools and even drinking fountains isnt equality, every man, woman, and child should be judged by who they are as a person rather than by the color of their skin, we are all human.


Name: Pedro Calleros
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

I believe that the quote,"Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive" is the most important part of the entire speech. This quote empathizes and provides encouragement for African Americans who had physically and socially endured the fiery wrath of oppression at those times. This quote of the speech was essential for the Civic Rights Movement that was fighting against discrimination because it gave their sacrifices and pain validity. Dr. King's words fueled the perseverance of the participants in the movement to continue fighting for the cause in spite of hardships. Ultimately, by doing so, freedom would eventually be earned for African Americans nationwide.


Name: George Khachatryan
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

In Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech "I Have a Dream" I believe that the most important part of the speech was the part where he said "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal." Here is where Dr. King starts his famous words that he repeats for the rest of the speech. When I heard the speech I believe that he was slowly building up his intentions to climax this part of the speech. This part impactednthe audience the most because it created hope by stating a dream that everyone that was standing there coupd relate to. Dr. King showed power by standing up there and delivering these genuine words that went down in history to be one of the best speeches ever written.


Name: Andrea S Guarin
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

King points out that although the Emancipation Proclomation was signed, African Americans are still not "free" whatsoever. He describes the proclomation as a "great beacon light of hope", but alone it is not enough. Black people are still "crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination". To King, this is merely a stepping stone toward true freedom and he will not allow the black community to be content with just this. He wants them to peacefully push toward complete freedom which can only be achieved if all men are equal. Furthermore, he tells his people that it is not time to relax or celebrate because they are still in a sense enslaved. King refuses to swallow the "tranquilizing drug of gradualism" and demands absolute equality and freedom now.


Name: Daniela Eskew
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

"But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred." This quote from Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, "I Have A Dream", stuck out the most to me since this main trait about him that made him such a great humanitarian. Martin Luther did not prompt a violent protest, he wanted peaceful marches to show their strive for freedom. If they had protested violently, their goal would no longer be of freedom, but to bring fear to all that opposed. Marin Luther knew this strategy would not work since it would only cause the white community to distrust the African American community even more. I think this quote also hold a very deep importance in our society today since their are racial groups that use violence to promote their ideals. These groups ignore the ideas that Marin Luther promoted, and choose to drink "from the cup of bitterness and hatred." In our modern time, we have grown away from dreams and use our nightmares to force our opinions onto someone else. This quote should be a key educator for our future generations that not all who fight for equality use violent means. That we can use peaceful, and safe marches in order to achieve our dreams.


Name: Frank Rodriguez
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

I believe that Dr. King's most important statement in his speech is when he says, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.". I find this to be the most important due to the fact that it basically states what he is fighting for. His main argument is that all men are created equal and this statement generally argues that. This statement also includes pathos because of him including his children and their future. This causes the audience to relate to the issue by not wanting their children to be a part of a country where there is injustice. The statement argues that people should be judged by "the content of their character" which is how it is in present times, so we can see that it played a large role in how our society works today. If one were to summarize the speech it would all be based on this statement. The power of the statement has a large effect on the persuasion of the audience and it heavily impacts the mood. In the speech you can hear the worries of Dr. King's tone throughout the speech but when he says this statement you can sense the hope he has for the future.


Name: Christian Bourke
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

Dr.King has stated many important messages within his "I Have A Dream" speech. One statement that stood out to me as being the most important is "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."". I think that statement is important because our nation actually has come a long way, and I think that this statement has paved the way to equality. Especially since Dr.King mentions that all men are created equal. It just makes the significance of this meaningful speech really stand out, so much that it actually changed the world. I think that specific part of the speech really stood out the most, because of the feeling behind the repetition of "I have a dream" after he says that, and since he says he dreams the US will rise up.


Name: McKenna White
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

I believe that the most important part of Dr. King's speech was the part in which he emphasized non-violence. Specifically, in the line, "We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence." The reason I think that this is significant is because most people resorted to violence during that time period. For example, police brutality was prevalent African Americans were treated with violence. Although everybody fought back to protect themselves, nothing ever got better. When he shot down the idea of using violence in order to achieve something, many people were surprised. I think that his quote served as a breakthrough to everyone that violence really was not going to give them freedom. His statement was important to me because I strongly believe that what he is saying is true and it is what led to justice and freedom for all races. Not only is it important to my values, but his wise words caused a turning point in America. In the end, America has transformed and made progress by ending segregation because of his huge idea or respectful protest.


Name: Giovanni Urbano
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

I believe that the most important part of Marthin Luther King's speech is the part where he continually says "I have a dream" because it represents his hopes and wishes for the American people. His dream is for both white and black citizens to cooperate with each other even after all the events that have transpired throughout time. His words imply that he doesn't care for past actions done by white citizens such as slavery or racism to his kind. What he wishes is for all Americans to live as a society and care for each other so they can "...stand up for freedom together" as brothers. With him saying "I have a dream" it creates motivation for many others because any average citizen would have given up on trying to achieve equality due to all the racism in the society yet Dr. King was still trying to achieve it after all the hardships he endured. His words also reveal a message towards the government and white citizens, that he trusts that they will make the right choice for the good of all Americans and he hopes that they would join the battle for the fufillment of his dream. That all Americans can live in peace without the judgement of their skin color.


Name: Daniela Castro
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

The most important thing Dr. King mentioned in his speech was the Declaration of Independence. He explained "the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence" and how it is proof that all people including African Americans were also promised with certainty to the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. With that being said he vowed that he would not be satisfied until these rights were applied to the lives of African Americans as they should have been done so from the beginning, do to the Declaration of Independence.


Name: Andrea S Guarin
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

King points out that although the Emancipation Proclomation was signed, African Americans are still not "free" whatsoever. He describes the proclomation as a "great beacon light of hope", but alone it is not enough. Black people are still "crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination". To King, this is merely a stepping stone toward true freedom and he will not allow the black community to be content with just this. He wants them to peacefully push toward complete freedom which can only be achieved if all men are equal. Furthermore, he tells his people that it is not time to relax or celebrate because they are still in a sense enslaved. King refuses to swallow the "tranquilizing drug of gradualism" and demands absolute equality and freedom now.


Name: Melina Gilbert
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

Dr. King's, "I Have a Dream Speech" is one of the most profound and inspirational works ever written and presented in our country. It has had its own tremendous impact in the lives of many living in America during that time and today. Dr. King adressed a variety of important topics, but I believe his most crucial and impactful line was "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character". This poetic verse is emotionally profound as well as powerful. I believe he is talking about not only his four little children, but the children of America whom have been exposed to social and racial predjudice just by the color of their skin. During the Civil Rights Movement, one of the many goals was for children to be able to grow up in an environment of equality, where they can live and thrive alongside other racial ethnicities solely based on who they are, by intellegence and character. Many of the Civil Rights Activists hoped and fought to give their children what they rightfully deserved. But not only has this specific topic shown its importance during Dr. King's time, but it has just an equal importance today. We have gone a long way since those dark days of inequality, but new problems and racism still linger among our country. America has become more of a melting pot than ever before. Everywhere you look, you see the many cultures and ethnicities that thrive in our country. Unfortunatley there is still so much predjudice against many and it is truly horrible that we've come so far, yet still have a long way to go to achieve true equality. This speech still has an effect today and this verse still applies and is still is an important goal we must continue to strive for. We must continue to fight for America's children so that one day, they may live in freedom from ignorance and racism; only judged by who they are in character and succeed by their own accord.


Name: Jonathan Meza
Teacher: Mr. Shcneman
Period: 2

Reflection

I believe the most important part of Martin Luther King's speech is when he said "One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land." This quote or section was important because it was all very true because slaves were freed 100 years ago, but they technically are still kind of in chains because they get treated unfair and they can't do things white people can't and if they do so they get punished. Also when he said that Negroes find themselves exiled in their own land that was true becuse black people inhabited the land with whites so it is their land to and they were being treated like slaves in their own land. Also black people even though they were freed 100 years ago they still got the bad end of the stick, after they were abolished from slavery then they couldn't be treated fairly or equally.


Name: Ben Filler
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

The most important part in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech is when he said "We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence". Throughout his speech, he emphasizes his ideology of making peace through nonviolent protest. He urges African Americans to stand up to inequality and to battle oppression, but to only do so nonviolently. Violence in protests weaken the movement rather than strengthen it.


Name: Julianna Napoleon
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

Martin Luther King was an influential, inspirational, and civil rights activist who wanted a better society to live in, where all people(no matter what color skin you have)to be equal. DR. King delivered a 17 minute long speech on August 28, 1963 describing the discrimination on blacks and what we should do to live in a safe and equal society. A quote from the speech that really stood out to me was when Dr. King states, "Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check." From this statement that Dr. king makes, the sacred obligation are the words that were written in the declaration of independence that america has failed to follow in the past. This is very important to me and our country because if america can not follow the words from the constitution then the people strive to live in a society where not everyone has equal rights. Dr. Kings speech was a reminder to america to realize that we shouldn't live in a world of hatred and violence, we should all love each other the way we are, forgetting about what color skin we have.


Name: Brayan Mota
Teacher: Mr. Shneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

Martin Luther King Jr. is ideally the father of the civil war. In his speech he conveys the ideal of equality for both "black men as well as white men". During this era the colored people faced discrimination and violence against them because at the time most people had the ideals that the white race is superior to the colored races. While, this ongoing problem was occurring, Martin Luther King Jr.was the brave man that brought about the change in society with his speech, "I Have a Dream", which is a powerful work of literature that evokes a change in the American Society. A quote that stands out is "the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination." this quote addresses the problems in which the black community is faces. The use of high sophisticated words makes the phrase stand out because it creates an images of black people still being in chains and manacles as a slave would even though slavery was abolished a "hundred years ago". This quote corresponds to me as it makes me relieved that I was not living in America during that time because I would be facing discrimination because of my Mexican background. Also it makes me value other people by not being a racist to other people, instead it makes me see other people as equal figures and not as colors. For the American society I believe this quote makes the society open their eyes for the problems that are occurring and suggest we do something about it. The quote obtains its meaning for future generations to see this problem and not make it reoccur. In addition, other quotes that stand out are "Let freedom ring..." and "I have a dream" which is repeatedly stated throughout various lines. Martin Luther King follows up these quotes with phrases that correlate to them and making a validated argument of the solutions to the social problems in America. These repetition of these phrases make us remember those lines to make his argument live forever.


Name: Giovanni De Leon
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

In Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech he stated "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of it's creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." This line stuck out at me because back in the 1950's and 1960's racism was a vast problem, affecting America's society as a whole. And from what America's law says about "all men being created equal" was not being followed nor respected at the time. African American civilians were not respected in any way shape or form, they were not given the same rights as a white male or female and they were not given the same freedom and equality as a white male or female. And all of this based just upon their skin color. The white race assumed that African Americans were not nearly as smart as white people, they were looked down by white people, and were not even accepted to schools because of their race. All of these flaws that were being made or shown by the state of America proved that they were not living up to their word, which was that all men were created equal. This is very important to our country because it shows how much our country has changed as a whole and how different society is today and what our country had to go through just to settle this racism issue out. It is important because it shows that now a white male or female can interact with an African American male or female and it wouldn't be an issue today. This is very important to our country for an abundance of reasons but one of them is to know that our community can come together and help one another and care for one another, no matter what color, no matter what race.


Name: Emilio Nunez Pugh
Teacher: Mr. Shneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

Dr.Martin Luther King Jr was a great, influential civil rights activist who fought for the rights of African Americans back 50`s and 60`s. One of Dr.kings most motivational speeches of all time was the "I have a Dream " speech that he gave at the Lincoln memorial in Washington D.C. Dr.King continues to mention things the Declaration of Independence and Emancipation Proclamation. Dr.King states "I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers," he believes that one day we could all get along and realize that we are all brothers and sisters we could end all the suffering by letting go of our oppression and doing it for the better of humanity. when he says that pert in the speech it makes me realize that he has hope that things will change.


Name: chelsea gonzalez
Teacher: shneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

Martin Luther King Jr. was not only a face for the fight against discrimination but a high general in this war. I believe the most important quote from King was his encouragement to "Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive." because he had suffered greatly and still he lay on his death bed a man who does not seek revenge. This quote is significant because it shows the time and effort he put in to end discrimination in a nonviolent form has not only happened today but as a nation thrived together as one unitedly. The fruits of his labor has shown greatly today as the despair brought upon the Negros have been redemptive. This quote holds more truth an is shown throughout the world today.


Name: Mikaila Weiss
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

An influental and life changing quote Dr.Martin Luther King made, on the Lincolin Memorial steps on August 28, 1963, would be "I have a dream...". Those four words are arguably the one most notable and well recognized sequence of words in American history. Dr.King's words has echoed into our very society, and is still almost six decades later. To society his words were the foundation of social diversity. His titled "I have a dream..." speech caused a wave effect of changes. For example, not even two years later the The 1965 Voting Rights Act was passed by President Lyndon Johnson. Many Americans such as myself can go back and link Dr.Kings "dream" to our own in our day in age. I would hope to think Dr.King influenced the dream of the LGBTQ community to perspire for change. That hope caused the white house to fly rainbow colors on June 26,2015 in honor of the supreme court ruling of same sex marrige in all states across America. Dr.Martin Luther King telling the American Public on that day that he had a dream tells myself and the rest of the United States that you too can have a dream and you too can acheive it.


Name: Breeshae Dawson
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

Within the powerful speech made by Dr Martin Luther King there are several important elements that were a cause for change. However one element that had the most impact in my opinion is when Dr King states that "We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline... The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people... as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone". This portion of the speech illustrates how the African American community conducted getting to their goal with the understanding that physical violence wouldn't get them as far as a peaceful demonstration which differs from the tactics of white people during that time of physically hurting others in order to get what they wanted. Another reason that this portion of the speech is so important is that it emphasizes that not all white people turned their heads at African Americans, thus illustrating that it is possible for both races to intertwine peacefully without race being an issue and that it is necessary for the races to come together in order to survive. This speech had a very substantial impact on American history by starting the change in racial divisions leading to equal rights for all.


Name: Dakota Segina
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

In DR. Martin Luther King's Jr's speech to the people of the U.S., "I Have a Dream", the ultimate goal was for people of diferent color to be freed from there white opressors. The part of the "I Have a Dream Speech" I find to be most important is when Dr. King states, "But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred". Throughout Dr. Kings fight for equality and freedom for the black community, he always focused on not retaliating, he believed that retaliation would distort the message of the movement.Dr King would ultimately change the way people interact with people of different color for generations to come. Not only did he die for what he was preaching to the world, but he actually created a change by using this method which is why I find it to be the most important part of his message.


Name: Aaron Alonso
Teacher: Frank Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

Martin Luther King in his speech "I have a dream" argues for the equal rights of african americans under the constitution. African americans faced challenges as "the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination" because they were denied one of the fundamental princples of the constituion which is that "all men are created equal" and should be treated as such. He demonstrates how they should all have equal rights as granted to them by the constituion and how there unjust treatment should end.Martin Luther king furthers his claim of wanting equality as they will never be saisfied "as long as the negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality...as long as our bodies cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities" as they are entitled to the same treatment as that of white people. African Americans and white people are the same and should "not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character" as race is not a determing factor of merit.This is important in the united states as we live in a country made up of different enthnicites as people should be judged equally on merit and not on race. Living in a country where ones worth is determined by race would not give hard working people the rights and freedoms that they rightfully deserve.


Name: Alexandra Schafer
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

"In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred." Dr. King's words here serve a great purpose in my opinion because he is preaching nonviolence. At this point in history that seems to be the most important action. Despite all the anger that many individuals had felt, having a powerful speaker and leader communicate to them how to express that rage through a peaceful manner made all the difference. It seems evident that gaining the equality these people deserved was not going to be effective if there was a spread of violence intending to solve the issue at hand. These words are important because Dr. King was able to address the power of civil disobedience.


Name: Manuel Castaneda
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

"We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." this quote is important because we are all created equal and I don't believe in racism were all humans and the African Americans really suffered because of the color of their skin. Blacks were discriminated in many ways, the 1950's was the worst time for African Americans. Martin Luther King, Jr marched and protested non-violently.


Name: Maria Perez
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

In Martin Luther King's speech, "I Have A Dream" he depicts the struggles that the colored people have endured all throughout history and their determination to change that. King inspires all people to stand up and claim what they have always been told they were worthy of but never actually given."I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." In this part of the speech King is reclaiming his and every other colored persons rights and reminds every American both white and colored what this nation truly stands for.This is very important because in these words he is hinting a revolution. A fight for their rights against the white people, but not with force or violence but with soul force. This dream has slowly become reality and this nation is living out its true meaning just as King said it would one step at a time.


Name: Sean Gailband
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

I feel that one of the most important aspects of Martin Luther King Jr's speech "I Have a Dream" is the message of peace and unity between people of all ethnic and ancestral backgrounds. He said "I have a dream that one day... little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers" meaning that people can coexist with people of different color just as they can coexist with people of the same color. He said "I have a dream that one day... the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood", meaning that the black people and white people of today should not hate one another for what the white people and black people of the past did to each other. I feel that this is especially important to remember this in today's social and political climate, in light of police brutality, racial profiling, and the rise of black racists, white guilt, white nationalists, and Neo-Nazis.


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Name: Marvin Mendoza
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

In my opinion one of the most memorable and heartfelt parts of Dr.King's speech is when he says "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character", I think it is important because no matter what color your skin is you will always want your children to be treated fairly and judged fairly, at the time most white people were not able to relate to blacks and the struggles they were going through, so when Dr.King talks about his children and how he wants them to be judged according to their character and not on the color of their skin, most people would be able to relate because they would want their children to be judged on their character and not on how they look. Most of the points in Dr.King's speech hit at home with black people so i think he brought up the point about his children so white people would be able to understand some of their concerns as well.


Name: Gabriel Navarro
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

In Dr.King's speech,"I Have a Dream", the part that stands out to me is when he explains to the crowd that "Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood". This stands out to me since it is the simplest way he can explain how injustice feels like. It feels like you are stuck and cam't make any progress. An those who haven't experienced it can know how it feels like. King also explains how brotherhood is a " solid rock" and this is true since relationships, especially close ones are bonded strongly and if everyone got together, they would be making progress. This part of the speach ultimately shows the difference of what was going on in that time, Injustice, and how bonding together would be different.


Name: Mercedes Louie
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

The most important part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech in my opinion is when he mentions how "one hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land." This quote is important because is it describes how African Americans are still treated differently and still fighting for the freedom and justice that they deserve. When Martin Luther King Jr. adds "one hundred years later," he shows how even though it has been many years that blacks have been fighting to have the same rights that white men have but they are still being mistreated and still being treated like they aren't a part of the human race. In this quote, Martin Luther King Jr. basically says that African Americans want nothing more than to feel free, to be free, and to feel and know that they belong in a world without discrimination nor segregation.


Name: Christopher DiSenso
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

There was one part of Martin Luther King's speech that stood out thee most and really was to show change. "I have a dream the the son of a slave farmer and the son of a slave owner can sit together at the table of brotherhood." This quote is truly interactive with the people of the United States because this was unheard of and unthought of. No one would ever see these two people adjoining with one another in a "non slave interaction". So for him to make such an absurd, but statement with so much belief and so much strength behind it. It's absolutely phenomenal and amazing in every way.


Name: Ruy Castañeda Miranda
Teacher: Mr Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

Dr King said "Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children" I really think this is the real meaning of his speech. Dr King wanted to take the nation of a vicious racist mentality and stop segregating the nation and make it a better place with brotherhood from all races.


Name: Kameron Segobia
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

The quote that I will be using from Dr.King's speech of "I have a Dream" is the following "will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character". The reason why I selected this quote is that Dr.King wants his children and everyone else to not be judged based on the color of their skin but of how they treat people and how they are productive in society based on their work quality. Finally this quote reflexes on how people should judge people not based on how they look.


Name: Francisco Haslett
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

"You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemption" (Dr. King). I believe this is the most important part of Dr. King's speech because of the message it gives. This part of the speech is basically telling the people who have been fighting for civil rights that their efforts have not gone unnoticed. The pain and loss that everyone has been experiencing is for a cause that effects the whole of the country and that their suffering is not going to go without reward. At the point in time that the speech was given, the movement had gone on for quite some time. The point of this part of the speech is to help motivate the people that are putting in the effort to not give up because they are almost through and they had almost achieved their goal.


Name: Brianna Mendoza
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man who did great things for our country and the Negro community. In his "I Had A Dream Speech", Dr.King addressed two key points that were very important. MLK goes on by first explaining that " This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy." Racial inequality has been going on for far too long and this change needs to happen now or else it will never happen. This is a very important topic to get across to people who are starting to agree with Dr.King's ideas and beliefs. This is what will start changing America for the good. The second key point he makes in his powerful speech is more directed towards his black community fighting with him, and that is to not handle this change with violence and anger and revenge, but with kindness and cooperation and forgiveness. As a more modern saying goes, you cannot fight fire with fire. That is what makes Dr.Martin Luther King such a legendary leader. His leadership skills and way of handling things made him the bigger person and what got his ideas to be spread all over the country. He is the reason why America is so diverse today.


Name: Alec Meyer
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." This quote stands out to me in Martin Luther Kings speech: "I Have a Dream" because it informs his audience that the phrase that all men are created equal has been mentioned in the past in American history. King makes it clear in his speech that he firmly believes that all men were created equal and that every person no matter their skin color should be treated with equality and respect. I believe that it was very significant that King referred to the phrase because even though the the idea of equality has already been exposed to the American people, the idea of equality between the races had not yet been granted.


Name: Bobby Medina
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." Martin Luther King uses the idea of a check to reflect the idea that the founding fathers wrote one to each American promising freedom and equality when they created the foundation of the United States. King implies that contrary to what was set forth by our founding fathers, America has given the African American population a blank check. By this King is implying the American people have done its minority population wrong by embracing inequality and discrimination. King follows up with the statement saying that we should not believe the bank of justice to be corrupt. In doing so he is saying Americans should still cling to the hope that eventually equality will be shared. I like this quote because it allows the audience to visualize the injustice carried out on African Americans and does so in a natural and fluid matter. King's speech overall is very well written and has a natural tone of it. Perhaps King's experience as a reverend helped his public speaking ability. King's speech overall has an almost gospel like tone to it, for example emphasis is given on certain sentences in order to broaden the message behind it. King's public speaking ability may have been one of the factors that inspired so many supporters to rally behind him in their focus on a peaceful means of equality.


Name: Jacob Mejia
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

In the speech by Dr. King "I have a Speech" he talks about how blacks and whites should come together as one. Dr. King says "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." I think this was the most important part of the speech. I feel this way because you shouldn't judge someone by the way they look but the way they act. You shouldn't hate people if they have not done anything bad to you. If everyone thinks like this the world would be a better place.


Name: Ricardo Holcomb
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

In Martin Luther King's, "I Have a Dream" speech includes many points of racial injustice and calls to action explaining that, "Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children..." which to me is one of the more notable inclusions of King's purpose throughout the speech. In addition, he is conveying how it is time for change to become action and for the people that do want a change for them to rise up together and make a stand. Through King's use of anaphora he is able to create some suspense and allows for him to eventually reach his climax by frequently restating a statement.


Name: Charles Ramm
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

I believe the most important passage from Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech is "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." This powerful statement made by King not only addresses the issue of racism at the time, but also recognizes that people should be judged by the strength of their personality, rather than an uncontrollable factor like skin color. King's wish is important to our country because we live in a society notorious for prejudice and hatred as a result of something as simple as race, rather than analyzing others on what matters, the content of their character.


Name: Karen Melendrez
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

"Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred." This quote is significant because it shows how Dr.King had a different idea on how to gain freedom. He did things differently for example he opposed non-violence and encouraged peaceful protest. In this quote he pretty much says that on the journey to achieving freedom they must remain humble and they shouldn't begin to hate those who do wrong to them. Dr.King believed in non-violence always. No matter where he went or what others did to him he never fought back. He demonstrated to others that you could get a point across without needing to hurt others. He believed that would leave a bigger impact than if they used force to achieve there goal. That is why I feel this quote is very important because it shows the kind of man Dr.King was.


Name: Yasmine Vega
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the face and mind behind the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's. The Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964, which resulted in King's speech, "I Have A Dream," which took place at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. His speech consisted of many important points, but what I think was most important was the mentioning of the future (which is the children of now), and how he hopes that it will serve as a new hope for all races in the United States, by using "Let Freedom Ring" a title for one of America's most well known song. In order for change to happen, the future generation, the future leaders of a country must make that change happen. He hopes that they will be taught to "not judge [others] by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character," and that, "one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers." His achievements were passed along to the future leaders of America, and his chanting while saying, "Let Freedom Ring" while mentioning many racists states and KKK regions, gives the African-American community a sense of hope, achievement, and justice. If it wasn't for King's sacrificed time and jail time just to fight for what he (and others) believed in, I wouldn't be able to sit down on that table of brotherhood with my peers who may have been separated from me because of the color of my skin. If it wasn't for King, I would most likely be a racist, brought up to hate all people of color and not being able to give up my seat, or have an interracial relationship with someone with color.


Name: Andrew Torres
Teacher: Mr Schneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr was one of the most important people in the Civil Rights Movement and in his speech "I Have A Dream" I believe there are many great points he brings up during the March on Washington. The most important part of Dr King's speech is "This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.". I feel this is the most important and touching part of Dr King's speech. this is because every African American during the time were deprived of every white American privileges. on that day, it was the begging of an end and a beginning of a new era filled with integration, desegregation, and a better America for the future.


Name: Haruki Adachi
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

The most important statement Dr. King says is, "We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality." This problem is still occuring to this day. On the news all you hear is cases of police brutality racialy discriminating the victim. Another claim that he said i found interesting is, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." This explains the saying don't judge a book by its cover. Everyone is created equal.


Name: Omar Ramirez
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

"But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!" Martin Luther king jr.'s speech "I Have A Dream" had many critical messages that conveyed his perspective on the issues at hand during the time period in which he was alive. I found the quote above to be the most crucial statements by him because of the powerful effect it had on the audience. The two examples from the quote are infamously known for its involvement with the KKK. Dr. King attempted to persuade those listening to accept the hate that the KKK and others gave them and in return give them the other cheek rather than resort to violent efforts. That is important to me because Dr. King had faced many horrors due to the color of his skin, yet he never retaliated the way those people did, instead he peacefully protested in a manner in which he clearly demonstrated what he was fighting for. The ways in which Dr. king handled the hate being thrown at him was beyond admirable and his peaceful actions were a great asset to the way the world is today. The improvements in the world today would not have been possible without the courageous acts of reverend Martin Luther King Jr.


Name: Shalom Soriano
Teacher: Mr.Scheenmann
Period: 4

Reflection

DR.King had reflected hope and motivation toward ending racism and discrimination for all with every word that was spoken on the faithful day of his "I have A Dream Speech",although personally I believe that there was certain elements that stood out and had an impact importance that is able to connect to today's beliefs and rights. Dr. King stated; "In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This certain piece of text is the most important because without this law that was placed for all who live in America it would take away what is so amazing about America,that anyone from any race or gender is able to be seen as one and are able to gain the same opportunities and not be only based upon what skin color they have but with what they are actually capable of pursuing. Dr.King cannot urge that belief more on the injustice that those with a different complexion are seen as a piece of property or as an animal instead of being a citizen of the oh so great America, today it is believed that all humans have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and without Dr.King inspiring a difference those three rights it would have possibly taken longer to commence within society which would have caused chaos and all peace would be lost for a long while. Dr.King helped the balance within all humans to function and loose all the hatred embedded within minds, this piece of text reflects that and that is why it is considered the most important when analyzing the amazing speech.


Name: Gerardo Rios
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

" have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." - Martin Luther King Jr In our modern era asumtions and stereotyping have become the adapted form of prejudice. Prejudice is the key ingredient for discrimination and intolerance and its result lies within years of our nations history. Dr. King imagined and hope for a world where his kids, as well as all the youth of the nation,will be able to be brought up in a world where they can be seen as for who they act like not for what they look like. And this was a dream that occured over 5 decades ago. In half a century many things have changed, but i do not believe that this the world that Dr. King dreamed of. In over half a century many cannot come to terms with equality. This has been proven through government programs such as Affirmitive Action and the modern stereotyping that truly divides the races by prejudicial ideas that stemmed from jokes. I truly wish for the day where my friends and future family can all be able to live in a world where our actions and personality defines how we are treated and not by our appearence.


Name: Anissa Sanabia
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

In Dr. Kings, "I Have a Dream Speech" I believe that the most important thing he states is, "Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning". This quote is extremly important to me because I view it as a start of never ending change. It is a new beginning where there would be a change bewteen all people, justice, peace, a change that the suffering people encountered; will be worth it at the end, and a change of opportunity for everyone to be equal. That is something the entire world should preach... Underneath our skin, mindsets, or abilities... We are all the same. We are all human. All Dr. King wanted was to have "Little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers". This is also very important to our country because the children of our world are the ones who make a difference, they are the generation to begin a change, to start new expectations, and they are the ones to grow up and teach their families that it is not wrong to socialize or surround themselves with others who may not look the same. Lastly, without MLK being brave enough to speak upon a situation for something he believed in, and something so right, who knows how life would be today. He allowed us to build relationships, respect, honor and come together as one for the better. This is why I truly believe that is the most important thing he said.


Name: Julian Reyes
Teacher: Mr.shneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

I believe that Dr. Martin Luther King jr "I have a dream" most important aspect lies in Dr.Kings intro since it holds background knowledge upon the history of the Lincoln Memorial. King begins with a strong feature of historical knowledge by stating "five score years ago" alluding towards lincolns speech of the Gettysburg address. The intro then becomes compact with historical arguments that "what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation", the notion is seen as important since it conveys that although many of the American people will not agree with King today but, in time will lean for a more equal future. The final feature of historical backround would be of course Lincoln's presence as a monument since King also mentions how Lincoln served as a beacon of hope since "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation". Without the iconic speech "I have a dream", many Americans today wouldn't have possibly gained understanding that in fact we are all equal since it is a "god given right".


Name: Julian Rodriguez
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

"There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges". - Martin Luther King Jr I think this is an important quote because Dr. King shares the nonconformity he and the rest of the African American citizens feel regarding on how they are being treated. He states that there has to be change or the protest will continue throughout the country until they start being treated equally and as a citizen of the United States. Dr. King also claims that African Americans right are being violated and they will not be calm or will rest until they are treated as they should be.


Name: Ana Rodriguez
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

In Dr.Martin Luther King's speech, "I Have a Dream" I believe that the most important thing he said was "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." I found this to be the most important because in the United States nobody should be treated differently or less because of race, skin color or religion. He as a leader was hoping the best for african american people, for them to have equal opportunities in this contry and things to start changing in a positive way for them in their present and also in the future for next generations. As a parent you want the best for your children, he just wanted them not to be judged by their color, to have the same rights and opportunities as other children.


Name: Natalya Romaine
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

Martin Luther King in his speech, "I Have A Dream," discussed many issues including the many inequalities African Americans faced during that time. He constantly uses the literary tool anaphoras' in order to emphasize and strengthen his speech. One anaphora included "We refuse" and what Dr. King is doing is speaking on behalf of his race explaining that they will no longer take what is being done to them. They will rise up against the injustices that are being forced upon them. Another quote that stood out to me was, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." This is especially important to me because that is something I value, judging someones character, and the way Martin Luther King depicts that was moving to the crowd.


Name: Laisha Sanchez
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

Watching the "I have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther king was truly inspiring. He spoke about hope and freedom as a necessity and through his wise words influenced the lives of many. To me one of the most important things he said during his speech was,"We refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation." This specific quote stood out to me a lot because of the meaning behind such a great metaphor. At that period in time being an African American man alone was the biggest disadvantage someone could have, especially being one who advocated against segregation and spoke out to change the world as he did. What was amazing to me was that he had been discriminated against, hated, neglected,disrespected and threatened probably more than any other leader of his time.He could have had every reason to be revengeful or violent and to use the power of his influence for wrong. Yet he didn't, through it all he remained completely passive aggressive, he spoke of love and forgiveness, the need for tolerance, patience and preached for peace and equality for all.He remained good and kind hearted body and soul, refusing to give up hope on a nation that only ever treated him to disappointment. He believed and had faith that our nation could one day rise up against the hate and discrimination to be a beautiful and peaceful place for the generations to come. And to the day of his death he never stopped fighting for what he new was right.


Name: Serena Pendleton
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

I think the most important part of Martin Luther King Jr. speech is when he says, "this is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to...". This is most important to me because for so long the American Government has been saying that intergreation needs to be gradual but still 100 years later African Americans are still facing racism and segragtion. Its important for people to realize that even though America is saying its gradually moving to desegretation it has taken over a century for it to actually happen.In his speech the purpose was to demand the need to a change to happen now and in this part of his speech he explains that. I also noitced how even though 100 years later there is still segregation, MLK Jr was not talking in a hateful or angry tone but rather is willing to forgive America and white supremacist. To conclude I think MLK Jr point was clearly stated and allowed for new ways of intergation to form leading up to how America is today. Although there still is some work to be done I am glad to see segregation going away for good.


Name: Vianca Rivera
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

I believe that the most meaningful part of Dr.King's speech would be "We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall always march ahead. We cannot turn back". The main purpose in which I chose this quote would be because of its positivity toward the act of moving forward with the situation itself. As well as staying together as a whole and keep striving for should be done. This quote empowers and motivates each person to walk together in this journey of freedom while forgetting everything in the past. Symbolizing the desire to be united as a nation and carry on its hopes and dreams. Personally, I believe that this was a good quote that shouldn't be opposed. While setting a positive mindset to everyone about hope and to keep working together to get where they want to be, forgiving and forgetting the past.


Name: Michael Mosko
Teacher: Mr. Scheemann
Period: 4

Reflection

What I liked most about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech, not just his words, but how it was delivered. Him and his movement marched countless miles into the heart of Washington D.C. in front of the monument of a well known former president who had abolished racial slavery using the Declaration of Independence. "All men are created equal." Once more it is being used. They were demonstrating that they are not treated equal, they are tired of waiting and the need for change is now. "We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy." (5).


Name: Victor Andres Mendez
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

I really enjoyed the quote "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."" from the Martin Luther King speech. I liked it because many times in this country we face discrimination and unfairness still today. The words "All men are created equal" is written in the Declaration of Independence. They are words that we are meant to follow as an American, yet we discriminate. MLK always looked up to this rule and wanted it to be put into play. I feel like everyday we don't think about what we do that goes against the American way, the guide being the Declaration of Independence. I also wish that we would all follow that rule where we are all the same and equal.


Name: Maxamilian Lopez
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

In the speech "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King Jr, Mr. King's main points are that change needs to happen now and fast because they have already taken too much time. Change needs to happen now and by the people in order for there to be a change. Another main point from his speech is that when thy are trying to make this change happen they shouldn't use violence to get they're point across but instead use kindness. In order to achieve this dream we should not stoop down to the level of those against us but rather join together and stand for what is right.


Name: Lidia Mejia
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

"One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination." I believe that the most important part of the speech "I Have a Dream Speech" by Martin Luther King is the quote above. It is important because it shows that even though the slavery end a long time ago, discrimination to African american people still to these days. These is important to my country because everyone should be treated equal no matter what. Slavery end a long time ago, but until discrimination dissappear America would become free.


Name: Christian Martinez
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

I think the most important part of Dr. Kings "I have a Dream Speech" is the part where he says "I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood", this is my favorite part since it shows the potential future that he wanted for America and how he wanted everyone to have equal rights. This for me was the most important part since it gives people a vision or hope of what the future would be like in America for future generations to come.


Name: Jared Garcia
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 5

Reflection

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character". This part or Martin Luther King Jr's speech really stands out to me because having people hear that they are being judged by their skin is crazy to me. This makes the listeners at the time and the readers of our time feel guilty of what we put the people of colored skin through for hundreds of years. Guilt is a big part in this speech because that is his way to get his message through because that is what he uses to get people to start listening. And by the time the his speech got the my chosen quote the audience has already began listening and then the pathos and power of those few " I have a dream" lines cause a chain reaction in the hearts of the audience. This is why I believe that the quote I chose is a very important part of this speech.


Name: Marcello Perez
Teacher: Mr.Schneeman
Period: 5

Reflection

The most important part of Dr. Martin Luther King's infamous speech was the part where he invites freedom to ring from all the notorious racist areas such as Mississippi Alabama and Pennsylvania. This invokes he idea of equality within all people, even the people who don't agree with equality. The people who have oppressed and forcefully kept the black man from having any dignity or humanity. The people who deserve no justice or freedom. That is the most important part of Dr. King's speech, because he shows his kindness, willingness to forgive the evil, and his determination to help America change for the better.


Name: Joaquin Davila
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

In Martin Luther King Jr's speech "I Have a Dream", he says "one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers". Martin Luther King Jr is saying that he hopes in the future that his children and all the black children will be able to play with white boys and girls without having any trouble and just having fun. Martin Luther King Jr day this because he does not want to see his children suffering from being segregated from other children.


Name: Jordan Ellis
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

I feel that the most important part of Dr. Kings speech is when he says "I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice". When Dr. King says this line i feel that he really expresses the idea of his dream. That the most divided parts of this country that have the biggest race related issues can some day be at peace and come together and find the true meaning of our country and the intention of our constitution.In my opinion This part of his famous "I Have A Dream" speech resonates the most with the majority of his followers as well as the people trying to understand his cause.


Name: Andrea Medina
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

In Martin Luther Kings Jr.'s speech "I Have a Dream," there are very important ideas and thoughts that he explained to the people. In my opinion, the most important part of the speech was when he stated " I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with it's vicious racists, with it's governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; One day right in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers." This is the most important because his whole speech is mostly about racism and he knows that after this speech is said the world of racism will start to change. Dr. King knew that he would change lives so that any race should be able to come together and not be separated. Not just in Alabama but throughout the world and for many years now, racism has calmed in every state and some countries. There are some racists still out there but they now cant tell any person that's a different color to sit or go somewhere else. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech made an effect on everyone's live then and everyone's life now and people should appreciate him for what he did to make the world a better place.


Name: Brianna Brambila
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

In Martin Luther Kings speech,in my opinion, one of the strongest and most well known quotes from the speech is when he says "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." I find this quote to be important because he not only states that he has a dream for his kids only but the kids of every colored and non-colored individual who suffers from racism. Before he stated this very well known quote he had said that he wished that the racism didn't take away the individualism of the kids and put them in situations where they felt like they did not belong and I believe that is very important because children are usually blind to the major problems happening in society and to be treated with such disrespect and discrimination because of their skin color is unmoral of any human being because once the skin color on the outside is removed all individuals are the same and we are all equal and should be treated as such. For those reason and many more is why I believe that the quote I selected from Dr.Kings speech is important.


Name: Alesandrea Martinez
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential men of his time and even for many years to come. Because of this speech, he has opened the doors for all African Americans to have an equal life as every other race. In my opinion one of the most powerful lines of his speech was, " I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood". This is a very significant line in King's speech because it shows how he has hope and believes that one day we will all come together no matter the color of our skin and be happy no matter where they come from,or ethnicity, but by the way they characterize themselves and their actions. King has impacted everyone black and white with this line in his speech because it shows how far we have come from our past of slavery to segregation and now to King emphasizing that they cannot stop there but keep going and keep improving the way blacks are treated. In the end this line has shown that they need to understand no matter the color of their skin we are all daughters and sons of god and should all be treated equal not discriminated by the pigment of our skin color but instead judged based upon our character.


Name: Alejandro Gutierrez
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was obviously one of the most influential speakers and civil rights activists this world has ever seen. The "I Have a Dream Speech" proved to be one of the most famous and notable ever recorded, and truly began an era of rebuilding an ethically separated country. The quote I liked the most was when Dr. King said "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character". This quote was important because his whole point was to protect the rights of all the colored people in accordance to The Constitution. It displays how he wanted the world to be driven in a civil manner, where children become acquainted among eachother and build relationships because they can enjoy eachothers' company. Universal today, a point that Dr. King wanted to make clear back then, friends are people you can communicate with and have trust in. While not everyone gets along, relationships should be based upon the colliding personalities, not the instant perception of skin color. The point being, no one should be judged by their ethnicity or color, but rather how they act and help others in society.


Name: Roberto Duran
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

There are many sections in Martin Luther King's speech that were significant, but one that stood out to me the most was. The part that stood out to me the most was when he said this nation shall judge a person "not by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." I find these words very powerful because not only do they put down the idea of discrimination, but they emphasize how a person's character and attitude are the most essential things that make up a person and how they are. They shed light on the fact that it is not wrong to judge people but just when its proper things that are being said. Lastly the words Dr. King is saying that Blacks and Whites need to unite together.


Name: Adam Brown
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

I feel the quote "I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation" is important because it make me feel that MLK Jr. already knew that his speech was going to sway the government to pass the civil rights act. I also enjoyed this quote because it shows the confidence in him self and his followers. Its also important because its sets the powerful tone of his speech which, even to this day makes me feel hope. Personally I wonder if he ever felt at threat from anyone in the crowd who might have threatened his life or if he was really brave enough to stand up at one of our nations national monuments and speak what he truly felt.


Name: Gaia Brooks
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 5

Reflection

In Dr. King's "I have a dream speech", I believe the most important part is when he says, "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." I believe this is the most important part because it allows the audience to understand that it has been stated before that all men are equal. Dr. King repeatedly says that he believes in this during his speech which also allows the audience to understand that he has a strong belief that no matter the color of someone's skin, they should be treated with respect and equality. Lastly, I think this is the most important part of the speech because even though it has been stated in the past that all men are equal, it has not yet been shown through the races.


Name: Jesus Cruz
Teacher: Mr.
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Name: Kladett Silva
Teacher: Mr.Shneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

What King said that was most important to me was when he stated "But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination." He sounds angry and irritated that still 100 years later African American's still are not free and still experience discrimination and hatred by whites and many other races.That still 100 years later they still are being treated unfair.I think it was the most important because i can feel Dr.King's emotions the most.It gives pathos to the audience. Makes them feel guilt and sadness.It changed many peoples perspective on blacks, a perspective that will give them equal rights.


Name: Andrew Gonzalez
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

I believe that when he starts to use "I have a dream" in the beginning of a couple of paragraphs that is when it is very improtant. The reason is by stating "I have a dream" it makes a impact to the audience on feeling that dreams can never die and will always be achieved. After he explains many issues he wishes to change everyone knows he won't stop intill all dreams are achieve. Also by saying "I have a dream" it makes the audience resemble to his dreams because many people have been waiting to fulfill this dreams but don't have to much courage. So by Dr. King using that saying in his speech it makes the people fill the emotion or the power that things will change.


Name: Malachi Farah
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

Dr Martin Luther King Jr said many things that influenced many people. One of the most important parts is when he was saying one hundred years later. "But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination". Dr King in his "I Have a Dream" speech is trying to get across that all people are equal no matter their skin color. But one hundred years later still nothing has changed, Africa Americans are still being oppressed. He goes on to say we can never be satisfied as long as a negro in Mississippi cannot vote. We can never be satisfied until his dreams of people being judged by the contents of their heart rather than their skin is fulfilled.


Name: Alex Rochin
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 5

Reflection

Throughout the entire spreech delivered by dr martin luther king i was amazed by his form opinions that were mentioned in his "i have a dream speech". The speech got very deep more towards the middle when he mentions "i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character". this line definately impacted me in the way how i came to a realization that the united states is a country where any one can express their very own form of opinions and this is something that martin luther king has started since the very beginning of time. This is what i like to reffer to it as the "goat", meaning that since he delivered this speech many others came to an agreement with dr king and joined his side as well. Not to forget one of the other important lines in his "i have a dream" speech when dr king brings up the constitution written ages ago: "i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.'" This to me is by far the most important line in martin luther kings speech, evidently because he starts involving facts pulled out from the document that was written by the founding fathers of this country many years ago also known as the decleration of independance. This is really something you cannot argue with, so therefore this to me is the climax of significance in the "i have a dream speech". That sentence itself "all men are created equal" gives dr king the full reason to stand up and fight for what he believes.


Name: Oscar Platas
Teacher: Mr. Scheemann
Period: 5

Reflection

In the speech I have a dream by MLK one of the quotes that I felt had important meaning to it was when he said "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed:We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.This is true because African Americans had tried several times to put a stop to racism, and in several of them they had failed to accomplish there goal. But African American have never given up because they have faith in themselves and the country they live, that all the hard work and struggle they went through will pay off and live up to the words stated in the Declaration of Independence that "all men are created equal". And in this case MLK and several African American hard work has come because this speech will later help pass the civil right act and help African American today and in the future. This way people in the later generation wont have to worry or stress of the color they are.


Name: Emmanuel Cespedes
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

I believe that the quote "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character" is important because it shows how maybe during Dr. King's time things were not going to change but as time passed, all of his hopes and dreams would be fulfilled. It is also important because the quote expresses the desires of Martin Luther King Jr. and also shows what he is fighting for and why. Family is very important to a man so through this quote it is clear that one of Dr. Kings priorities is his family. If he would not have mentioned his children then the speech would not have felt as personal and real. This quote is also important because it was a way for the public to connect with Dr. King because many of the people listening had children or were planning on starting a family. Talking about family was a smart way to hit the people where it hurts, their kids. No one wants to bring a child into a world where they are seen as less so this quote was very important in bringing a change to this country.


Name: Andrew Wolfe
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

The most important area of King's speech is his reference to the "bad check." The check is, of course, a metaphor for freedom and justice sworn by the Declaration of Independence but failed to deliver insofar as the Black community was concerned. The reason why I found this particular part to be so vital is due to the fact it demonstrates America's (at the time) negligence to grant righteousness to all it's citizens and to debunk it's incapability of doing so. Meaning, it showcased the ignorance possessed by many Americans. The meaning of this area was to draw an epiphany to the nation itself and to prove the system was fair to some and unfair to others. Thus, the entire system is flawed as a collective whole. When Dr. King states "we refuse to believe the bank of justice is bankrupt," he further proves the unjustified reasoning as to why Blacks were not equal although the country had the power to make them.


Name: Barbara Peters
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

I believe the most important thing that Dr.King stated in "I Have a Dream Speech" was "a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." By which he is declaring that the government has broken their word for not treating all African Americans equally as everyone else . As well for African Americans not having human rights by being imposed by non-African American due to their skin color. And also that all African American should live freely without being judged or mistreated.


Name: nadine jaghab
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 5

Reflection

The quote that i found was most important from Dr. Martin Luther King's speech was "America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check -- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice." (p9). I found this to be the most important quote because of the fact that Dr. King uses a metaphor to convey how America as a whole has not stood by what the Declaration of Independence which states that "every man is created equal". To me the last sentence of the quote was not only very important, but it was very powerful because, Dr. King clearly states that the people were there on that day to declare their rights, freedom,and justice that they deserve. I feel that this quote helped to strengthen Dr. Kings claims and made it very clear to the people what they want and what they will get. In addition, the claim helps to show how America has not treated people of color the right way, but only people who are non-colored. Finally, i found this quote to be one that is important to the country as a whole, because it demonstrated to our country the wrong and unjust acts being forced upon, towards African American people. The quote in my opinion truly strengthened Dr. King's claims and made it clear to America that they have declared their human rights and freedoms.


Name: Amanda Atwood
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

Martin Luther King Jr. was an amazing man who had helped get rights for the Afican American by haveing many speeches,creating peace with the people and more. The "I have a dream" speech was his most famous speech beacuse he had done the front of the Lincoln memorial in Wasington D.C, which had many people in attendence and it was a speech that would help people get things they diserve. An important quote from the speech is "This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." In this qoute it has two important parts to it, the first part of it is "all men, yes, black men as well as white men" which means that all men are equal not just one race all of them so they should all be treated the same and have the same rigths as any other person in the United States of America.The second part of this quote is "...unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." The right to a life, liberty and persuit of happiness is in the decleration of independence which was somethimg that had helped us get freedom from england.It had also help Afircan american get there freedom by the help of Martin Luther King Jr.


Name: Fidencio Salas
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

In my opinion, I believe The most important part of Dr. King's speech, I have a dream, is when he exclaims, "Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair". I feel like this portion of his speech established a very powerful tone, leading to a very energetic renascence of the people. This firm call to action set off a nation wide spread of movements, and protests, concluding to the end of segregation. Which was a huge hidden gem for our country. Beginning the new, and modern era, for the United States of America.


Name: Lizbeth Villanueva
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

Growing up I saw MArtin Luther King as a hero I still do as a matter of facr. MLK made a huge impact on society,although once i got older i learned the ugly truth about who MLK really was it still does not change the fact that he took action on peoples rights and actually made a difference,change that's the important part because in reality no one is perfect. Dr.King made "the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing" possible,for all human race to be accepted now it is not just blacks and whites but all colored humans some people do not understand how lucky they are to have the opportunity that others did not have.


Name: Diego Torres
Teacher: Mr Schneeman
Period: 5

Reflection

In my opinion, the ,most important part of Dr. Kings "I Have a Dream" speech is when he explains that he wants his "four little children [to] one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." This is significant to me because no one should ever be judged because of their skin color or be judged at all. In today's society most colored people are no longer treated unfairly due to their skin color, however, some people around the country still believe that white people should be superior, but Dr. Kings speech has changed the world and many of his goals have been met,however it is up to today's modern society to complete the goals Dr. King set out 54 years ago. Colored people deserve to be treated just as anyone else on this planet, and thanks to Dr. King we have almost achieved that goal.


Name: Angel jimenez
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

The thing I found most important from Dr. King's speech was "With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day."( Martin Luther King Jr) . The importance to this quote is very impactful. Every thing Dr. King said him his speech I see happening in everyday life. I see multirace families happy and don't see color but see each other as human beings. That would have been shamed apon in the segregation era. I see African Americans and Caucasian playing sports together as one and not segragating the two races. I see all races protesting as one and for each other . So this is why this quote is so impactful because it is actually happening in this era.


Name: Charlie Bazemore
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

The most significant portion of the, "I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, would be when he started off saying, "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed." and continuing with "I have a dream..." Dr. King gives details of what his "dreams" are but that is not just what he wants, but what all of the black community wants. That was the most important part of the speech because he was the voice of the people. He gave citizens the drive to fight for their rights. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." this quote had a major affect because it showed how racially divided the states were at the time. African American were not given a chance in society in general at the time just because the color of there skin. I feel that, that part of the speech also made people who were for or against segregation more aware of the situation, and it showed how wrong it was to be racially divided.


Name: Samantha Medlam
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 5

Reflection

I believe that the most significant part of the speech would be where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. states "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation...One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination". This part is important because the people thought that Negros were free and would be treated equal after the Emancipation Proclamation, but they were not. It shows how officials ad people were not willing to take extra steps to make this document true. Yes, they were free from slavery, but in the document it states that "all men are created equal", but still one hundred years later there was still segregation and racism in the world. I think it is very important to highlight this part in the speech because even though the document is something we look up to and follow by, but for 100 years we did not acknowledge that every man is equal, but minorities were still considered less than. It was also a very significant part in the speech because where Dr.King Jr. was giving his speech was at the Lincoln memorial, the same person we signed the document. It shows that people need to be no willing and excepting. This is why Dr. King Jr. is giving his speech.


Name: Leslie Sanchez
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

In my opinion the most important reason Dr.Martin Luther King Jr said in his speech "I Have A Dream" was how he gave his honest opinion to the people without fear. He knew the problems that was going on and knew people were afraid to speak up. Dr.King stated a quote which was important to several people and myself because it gave us hope and faith how in the future there is still a chance that all men will be created equal,it states "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed".When Dr.King claims that "Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning" makes a better and important history to our country.


Name: Daisy Barrera
Teacher: Mr Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

Martin Luther Kings main point in his speech is that the African Americans will no longer stand by being treated horriably. They are standing up for equal rights. Matin Luther King states,"Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual." This part of his speak is significant because in that time period the white man belived that the African Americans would not stay true to there word. The whites thought that the African American wouold have no choice but to give up in order to still have jobs and have small right. This is also significant to todays time because the Hispanics are being targeted in America by people who belive that white people are the super Race. MLK has made a point in which the only way to get equality is to fight back however, not using violence but words. He did wanted the "whites" to see that "black" people will not stop and will not give up until they have euality, He wanted them to know that they are willing to stand there ground to make the world better for all Races.


Name: Patrick Minor
Teacher: Mr. Shneeman
Period: 5

Reflection

I think the most important part of his speech is: "One hundred years [after the Emancipation Proclamation], the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still badly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination." I think this is very important because even though this was 100 years after African Americans were freed, they still had very little rights. Even though African American's were freed, they were still highly discrimated against.


Name: Gabriela M. Jimenez
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

During this period of time discrimination against African American people was at a point where they couldn't go to the same restaurants or bathrooms as white people could, but who thinks about the little people that lived in America? Children, both black and white had the misfortune of living in a time where they couldn't be around other people just because of their skin color. Children are so full of innocence, kindness and happiness, and all they want to do is play with others their age, if a little black boy or girl tried to play with a white boy or girl, they would be judged or pushed away and all that just because of the different color of their skin. Little kids would go running to their parents asking them: Mom, dad, why can't I play with them? What do you answer to that? White parents who were racist would just make racism grow even more because their kid will think that he is superior or better than a black kid. Dr. Kings in his "I Have A Dream" speech said, "I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers." This is significant to me because most colored people are not being discriminated anymore, kids play with all kids, no matter where they come from or how they look, and that's what Martin Luther King was looking forward to accomplish, he fought for the people's and for his own Civil Rights. Little kids are now free to be friends with anyone they want, they are now holding hands as brothers and sisters, just like Dr. Kings once said.


Name: Maria Robles
Teacher: Frank Scheeemann
Period: 5

Reflection

He finish wit racist from people black and help from best future and have best opportunity in the live and also best education, can back home. he have come our national's capital. today american has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of the color are concerned. Also this sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discounted will no past until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. The all people have same opportunity. They must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violent. But there is something that i must say to people.


Name: Genova Lucatero
Teacher: Mr.Schneeman
Period: 5

Reflection

In my opinion, one of the most important parts in Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech is when he states that people of color who are struggling for their independence should "not seek to satisfy [their] thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatrid" but to continue to fight back with grace. This quote had a very large influence on how those being attacked reacted to the situation at hand. It taught the community that no matter what predicament they were stuck in, there was always a way out without the use of violence. This mentality carries on with us today and how we handle current situations at hand without violence but with grace.


Name: Jesus Cruz
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. prepared a speech that he knew needed to emotionally persuade a large proportion of the population. Now he is one of the most courageous men in American History for doing so. In Dr.King's, "I Have a Dream Speech", one of the most enlightening and notable quotes would be, "But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition."(Paragraph 3). The importance i find in this quote is how it is still relevant today because the black community is still unsatisfied with their trapping the government has set for minorities.


Name: Antonio Hernandez
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

In my opinion the most important part of Dr.Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech is "We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone." because this soul force is what our nation's civil rights groups need to learn today. There are too many violent "protest"(if that's what you can even call them) that do nothing to help the civil rights movement. Dr.Martin Luther King had it right the first time , lighting the path for the civil rights movement with his true peaceful protest. If today's civil groups followed suit so much more progress can be made, but until then "Let freedom ring"


Name: Nicole Rodriguez
Teacher: Mr.schneemann
Period: 6

Reflection

The part I found important in his speech is when he said "We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence". He's saying he wants everyone to be making peace through nonviolent protest. He encourages African Americans to stand up to inequality and to battle oppression, but to create these actions with nonviolence, Violence will only make things worst for the protest rather than making things better.


Name: Haili Piel
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 6

Reflection

After listening to Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech" in class, one of the most important points of his speech was his call for African Americans to stay away from being violent or spiteful in their fight for civil equality. I think this is important because African Americans ultimately made their cause more powerful by reacting peacefully even when they were being treated unfairly, and were being beaten in the streets. Such restraint is exemplified when Dr. King states that "unearned suffering is redemption," because it illustrates how strong the African American people had to be to take this unfair discrimination with dignity. This policy of nonviolence was not only vital to Dr. King's fight for freedom, but it is also important to me because I believe that violence is unnecessary, and it leads to additional conflict, more often than not. If African Americans had resorted to violence as a response to their treatment, the civil rights movement would have been a much bigger blood bath, and a solution may have never been found.


Name: aaliyah boguille
Teacher: schneeman
Period: 6

Reflection

I believe that the most important thing the Martin Luther King Jr. said in his speech is when he said " i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." i believe that this is an important part of the speech because he shows the main idea of his whole speech, that he doesnt want people to be judged by the color of their skin, while also beringing up his children too. By him bringing up his children, he shows that he is not just looking for a fix for the present but for the future and for future generations to be able to enjoy and prosper in also. This quote shows the importance for the country to set equal standards for both blacks and whiles, males and females, poor and not poor. His strong character shown throughout his speech helps to get the message through that equality should not just be given to grown ups but that the future generations should be exposed to the equality also because they are the future of our society.


Name: Patsy Magaña
Teacher: Mr.schneemann
Period: 6

Reflection

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." I believe this quote is important to everyone is because that back in the 1900s there were slaves in the north and in the south, slaves were treated as property when they are just normal humans like the white but the white people saw it differently and made the black people do really harsh work, with little to no pay. So that's why Martin Luther wanted to end slavery because his family was put in slavery.


Name: Reiko French
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 6

Reflection

In Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's speech "I Have a Dream" he touched on many important and contriversial ideas when it came to segregation. One of the most important things that he stated was "This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color areconcerned."This statement is very sad because this one part of the Declaration of Independence brought high hopes for many people , but then this dream was destroyed soon after when they came to the sad realization that that amazing line full of so much hope and promise was basically meaningless. The power that went into stating this claim is what really influenced me to be drawn to it due to the fact that the reader/ listener could feel how passionate he was and how much he was hurting when he too realized the reality of this empty promise. However, even though it was that promise that tore him, as well as many others down, it was also this very statement that inspired one of the largest civial rights movements in history that changed the world.


Name: Brittney Mendoza
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 6

Reflection

In my opinion, Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech was one of the most remembered and most significant of all time. In his speech, King states, "again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force." This supports one of the main claims in his speech in that he is telling people that violence is not the answer. The supporters of the civil rights movement must join together and peacefully make a change. He urges people not to resort to violence and hatred but instead, show understanding and compassion. Another important point that King makes in his speech is that this change needs to happen immediately by stating, "now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children." The African American community has waited long enough for change to happen. This idea is important because if King hadn't of urged this civil rights movement so quickly, the black community would still be suffering the racial segregation and discrimination of their ancestors. These two ideas were the major claims in Martin Luther King Jr."s speech and changed the United States for the better.


Name: Elyctra Battle
Teacher: Mr.schneeman
Period: 6

Reflection

The words by Dr.King,that happen to be important from my perspective is "As we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back." These words are important due to the fact that Dr. King was never trying to start a riot, he was never trying to offend anyone. Dr.King was clearly stating that this country needs to have a change becuase the way segregation was moving on it would just get worse. These words are also important to me because this shows that instead of phsyically fighting use your words and once you say your part leave knowing what you said stuck with that person and that person will realize and tell others and evetually there will be a change, yes it takes time but if you take action and initiative things will change and segregation will end. Im proud of Dr.King for making it possible for african americans young and old men and women overall. HE CHANGED NOT ONLY LIFES BUT A COUNTRY AS WELL.


Name: chris gogue
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 6

Reflection

"But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition"(King Jr). I think that this passage from Martin Luther King Jr's speech had a big effect on America not only at the time, but also today. One part from this passage that intrigued me was the use of words and metaphors used. For example, when Dr. King said "The life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination." This use of words is also known as pathos, it appealed to millions of American's minds and hearts. it gave a thought and image to both the racist and the ones effected by racism. One other thing that also caught my attention was how Dr. King introduced a wave of time and how nothing has changed or brought change to a very negative factor in African American lives. Overall Martin Luther King Jr's speech was a great moment in time and also a change in history that lit the match to a blazing passionate fire that could not be put out.


Name: Lukas Mischke
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 6

Reflection

"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." I believe this is the most important part of Martin Luther King Jr. speech, "I Have a Dream." I think this is the most important part because he brings up the Declaration of Independence, one of the most important document this nation abides by. He tells everyone that the government is not even following their own creed. I believe that this is very important because this is solid evidence that colored individuals deserve the same right because it says all men are created equal, not only the white man. At the time white men had more privilege than the black man the white man had more opportunity.


Name: Alexander Robinson
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 6

Reflection

The most important part of the speech is when MLK said "This note was a promise that all men, yes, black menas well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This sentence is the most important par of the speech, because it reminds us of what was promised all those years ago, it shames us (as a country) for not honoring our words, and uses the constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, as evidence for his argument. Also, in MLK's speech "I Have a Dream" speech he said to "Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive". I believe that this part was most influential because he is telling everyone that is or has been treated unfairly will strengthen them in the long run and will make you a better person. Dr. King shares his thoughts on discrimination and unfair treatment and assures those listening that this oppression will soon end.


Name: charlyne smith
Teacher: schneemann
Period: 6

Reflection

In the Martin Luther King, Jr. speech, the most important thing he said for me was when he talked about how all negro men were suppose to be treated just like they treated the white men. but this never happened because the people saw the Negro's as sort of a threat. he addressed that all people should be treated the same because all people are equally important. this was and still is important because this is the speech that ended most racism.


Name: Kevin Valdez
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 6

Reflection

I believe that Dr. King's most important point was the equality between all people no matter the differences. He stated that "With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day" because of his belief that all people should not let their differences separate them. By mentioning all of these similarities, he makes the point that people aren't as different as they thought. Racists believe that a person is inferior because of their color, but Dr. King by saying this is proving that people aren't inferior because they all are the same on the inside.


Name: Bittenbender, Kyle
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 6

Reflection

In Martin Luther Kings I have a dream speech Martin Luther has many good points regarding segregation and the differences of blacks and whites witch include living styles, racism and limits on rights a person has as an example "But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity." this speaks to me in many ways as it shows the past of America and tells us the the segregation is real that it is not something we can just brush underneath the rug he addresses this problem and he does this for a reason and that reason is many people lie about the blacks about how they where treated and the whites keep telling them they would be free however it has been one hundred years, this statement and truth that King speaks shows the world from his perspective of what happened in his time these words empower people to make change not because he tells them to but because the people have seen the wrong doing and want to fix it. After reading and listing to Kings speech he uses logic and facts to support his claims and even uses irony "In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check." But while reading king says something that really gets to me "And when this happens, When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!" these words that the king spoke shows not only that he wanted to be free but he cared for other races and was not a mean nor racist person in his speech he did not say anything bad about whites or any other race he only stated the facts and the voices of his people he told the hardships and struggles of them. King had many great speeches and spoke for his people he was kind and an honest man who lived in a rough time but in conclusion the one thing I think is the most important thing he said was "This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." we wrote these rules but yet we do not follow them King remembers most people remember that where all equal but are we really its a question often asked by many groups today but to me i say that we are all equal just depends on what your willing to give up to get to where you want and by the words of the king "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"


Name: Antonio Santos
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 6

Reflection

I believe that the most important and impactful part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech was when he said, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." This is a crucial part of the speech because it not only argues how people are discriminated against in society at that time based off of race, but also the racial tensions that existed at that time. At that time different races didn't like each other but MLK was trying to bring integration and dreamt of a society where people were enemies not due to races but due to character flaws. Since society has tried to move in this direction (non discrimination laws and interracial marriage) I believe that this part is not only the most important part of the speech but the call to action.


Name: Joshua Jugar
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

I think the most important part in Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech is when he mentions Lookout Mountain of Tennessee by stating "Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!" Knowing that Lookout Mountain is a well populated place for the KKK, Dr. King is taking a major step by asking for freedom in a place where African Americans are not liked at all. To some people, it is like him asking for the impossible. However, Dr. King asking for freedom in a territory like this is giving many other African Americans hope. If they are able to succeed to getting their freedom at Lookout Mountain, they can succeed in achieving it elsewhere. Lookout Mountain is the key to unlocking other regions to end segregation.


Name: Ryan Berry
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

The most important part of Dr. King's speech is when he talks about his kids and hopes that one day they won't be judged by the color of their skin, but by their character. I believe that it is the most important part of the speech because it sums up his entire purpose, equality not only then but for the future. He wanted freedom for most importantly his kids so they wouldn't have to go through all the hardships he dealt with everyday. It is important to me because it gives one reason why he never gave up fighting and that is to make a better world for his children.


Name: Jennifer Ray
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

In my opinion, the most important thing that Martin Luther King said in his "I Have a Dream Speech" was "Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice," emphasizing that it is time to stop the racism present in America and move on. Dr. King included this in his speech to show the impact segregation has had on him and many others. Dr. King wants to move away from the racial injustice that casts a negative shadow to racial justice, where no one lives in fear because of the color of their skin. It is important to myself and my country because of the racial injustice that was present for so long, affecting and causing chaos in America. Because of Dr. King's speech, Americans live a life without injustice and he helped those who had no voice be heard.


Name: Anthony Steven Posada
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

In Martin Luther King Jr's speech, "I Have a Dream", I think the most important thing was "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."I believe this is very important because there is so much more to a person than what they look like. Martin Luther King Jr. wants people to view his daughter for who she is as a person not her skin color. He wants the people to respect all races and ethnicities which is important to our country because we should live in a non-racial world.


Name: Joseph Akino
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 1

Reflection

I thought it was important how he incorporated ideas and quotes from different historical documents. He used phrases from the Declaration of Independence to emphasize how racial equality is supposed to be one of the many things the country is founded on. This was important, because it gave his speech more credibility. Having ideas based on the history of a country helped him dig into his audiences head. People were able to see how Dr. King truly felt about the racial problems


Name: Alyssa Mercado
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 6

Reflection

Dr Martin Luther King Jr is an icon in American history which is directed towards equality. He spoke for the black community and other people of color. He impacts the country greatly because he has changed so much then that still effects today.


Name: Jesus Cruz
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. prepared a speech that he knew needed to emotionally persuade a large proportion of the population. Now he is one of the most courageous men in American History for doing so. In Dr.King's, "I Have a Dream Speech", one of the most important quotes would be, "But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize a shameful condition". The importance i find in this quote is his determination to change what has been a fixed society where segregation is based on people's appearances, his sole purpose to break the chains for all minorities, also Dr.Kings parallel structure of words emphasizes the long duration of the oppression and how our class structure is still contaminated today.


Name: Demetris Mixon
Teacher: Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

"One hundred years [after the Emancipation Proclamation], the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still badly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination." I believe this quote is important because this shows how black people were still mistreated for so many years and that it has to stop now they have waited long enough and he begins saying that he has a dream that his kids will grow up in a equal country where people will be judged not by skin color but by appearance.


Name: Gemma Gonzalez
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 5

Reflection

Based on Dr. King's speech, "I Have a Dream", I believe the major key points that impacted me the most that became the most important was the ideal basis of equality for all. The equality that Dr. King advocated to achieve was beneficial and for the welfare of every individual therefore, I believe it's extremely important.Nonetheless, equality for everyone regardless of color or religion helped develop and progress our country into something better. Moreover, I also believe his use of anaphora when repeating "I have a dream" over and over was also important because it created emphasis on the ideas and key points he wanted to get across in order to achieve. Additionally, I further believe Dr. King's use of allusion when he refers to the u.S Constitution is of importance as well because it illustrates what's being declared in the Constitution of our country yet, demonstrates how contradicting segregation and inequality reflect on our country as a whole.


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Name: Martin Luther King
Teacher: Martina Luther King
Period: 20

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