Name: Mr. Schneemann
Teacher: schneemann
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Name: Karlo Torres
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 1

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Name: Maricela Valdez
Teacher: Mr.Schneeman
Period: 1

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I believe the most important part of Dr. Kings speech is when he states, "There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?". And he answered that question with "We can never be satisfied...". As long as there are horrific things happening to black people the movement will not give up. This, in my opinion, is the most important part of the speech because that statement still stands today. This speech was given in 1963 and in 2019 black people are still victims of police brutality and systematic abuse. We can look back at this speech and learn from it. Of course, things today are not as bad as they once were but as said by Dr.King, "We can never be satisfied."


Name: Kayla Lara
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

In my opinion the most important thing that Dr.King included in the I have a Dream speech, would be his strong use of diction and repetition to describe the unfairness that was occurring towards those of color.Dr King included his famous line "I have a dream" multiple times through out his speech to provide emphasize and hope to those who were listening. As well as his strong diction to provide an emotional appeal to the audience. Lines such as "Let us now wallow in the valley of despair" would create emphasize to leave a mark on the audience


Name: Alec Bruce
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 3

Reflection

I have never heard the actual "I Have A Dream" speech before, so I was pretty excited to hear it. The first thing that popped out to me was how passionate he was about the topic. It wasn't like school where you could tell the student was forced to prepare and present a speech. King sounded like he wanted to be up on stage, like he was on a mission. The speech was filled with repetition of ideas, and anaphora. Whenever he wanted to make a major point, he used repeated phrases to force it into the audience's mind. Now, I can see why the speech is so famous and popular. It contained the perfect balance of reason and emotion. People always say that King never hated anybody, but the speech sure had some anger to light the fire of the message.


Name: Ariana Rodriquez
Teacher: Schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

In the speech Martin Luther King, it explains how there was segregation but that did not clear the hopes of African Americans. They believed the system of justice was corrupted but that it could also be restored. The speech proves how forgiving African Americans are and their hopes for improvements within the society's acceptance. Martin Luther King dreamed along with many. It was a dream that was reasonably reached for all to be equal.


Name: Isaac Negrete
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

Dr. King said many powerful and important things like repeating the phrase "I have a dream" in order to drive home his point and referencing the beliefs of our founding fathers. However, I believe the most important thing Mr. King said would be "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they are not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character".


Name: Blake Savell
Teacher: Schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

I think that Dr.King's strong leaning towards peace is what really captivated people. During his speech, he said nothing of the oppressor, nothing malicious in intent, or nothing personal against said oppressors, and instead wanted them to work together. He said he wants Negros and Whites to eat at the table of brotherhood. With more context, he has been treated with violence before this speech, true violence. His house was bombed before and his children almost died, yet he still has no ill will. His true desire for peace amongst the times paved the way for the Civil Rights movement, and this heavily reflects in his manner of speech.


Name: kaila
Teacher: Mr. Shneemann
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Name: Natalie Ceballos
Teacher: Mr. Shneeman
Period: 3

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After listening to the speech, I believe that the most important thing that Dr. King said was that all men, no matter what color, should be equal, as stated in the Declaration of Independence. It is important to the country because we are told we are created equal, therefore should be treated and treat others as so.


Name: Natalie Ceballos
Teacher: Mr. Shneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

After listening to the speech, I believe that the most important thing that Dr. King said was that all men, no matter what color, should be equal, as stated in the Declaration of Independence. It is important to the country because we are told we are created equal, therefore should be treated and treat others as so.


Name: Natalie Ceballos
Teacher: Mr. Shneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

After listening to the speech, I believe that the most important thing that Dr. King said was that all men, no matter what color, should be equal, as stated in the Declaration of Independence. It is important to the country because we are told we are created equal, therefore should be treated and treat others as so.


Name: Kevin Rozar
Teacher: Schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

In the famous speech, "I Have a Dream' by Martin Luther King Jr. he reflects on how black people have been socially unjustified and they deserve to be treated equally. When he said, "Free at last free at last great god almighty, we are free at last" this is very important to the U.S. to this date because we are very diverse country and learned to live with each other peacefully.


Name: John ayala
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 3

Reflection

I think what was most important in the speech was that MLK never attacked or called out any one in his speech. instead he focused on what can be done to help their movement and tried to motivate his followers to keep going and fighting for freedom. Without Martin Luther king Jr a revolution could've broken out but he some how managed to keep everything peaceful. This was important for the country because if there was a war that broke out, the present day could've been completely different such as splitting the American people up and creating segregation through hate.


Name: Nicholas Woodson
Teacher: Mr.Schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

I believe that the "let freedom ring" portion of the speech was important because it helped rally up the main points into a call to action. He wanted to end racism and segregation everywhere in the states. The country can be very different city to city therefore, his portion of the speech makes those people united under one cause. It is important to the country because the topic of civil rights divided the country heavily and could have sparked a violent civil war between armed black militant groups and the state. This portion was aimed to unite rather than divide which supports the main points that Martin Luther King highlighted.


Name: Mario Barone
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 3

Reflection

MLK speaks the very prominent truths of the constricts black people are limited by in his "I Have a Dream" speech. To me, King is most effective when he suggests that one day "little black boys and black girls will hold hands with little white boys and little white girls". This quote here is the pinnacle of his important call to action, and illustrates the tenderness of what was at hand for black people on the day of his speech. Listening to the speech in present day, hearing that line sets into perspective how far we have come as a nation's society from this date in 1963. Moreover, it is satisfying today to see that now, all little black boys and black girls indeed go hand-in-hand with their white brothers and sisters.


Name: Joshua upton
Teacher: Mr.Schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

In the "I have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King He states that "all men are equal" This brings a lot of meaning to people because we are all made equal to each other and people discriminate against others for what their skin color is or how they look or act. With doing so black people were very affected by this because they were slaves and now if someone would ask them for forgiveness they would because they know they are stronger and they will be free.


Name: Natalie Ceballos
Teacher: Mr. Shneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

After listening to the speech, I believe that the most important thing that Dr. King said was that all men, no matter what color, should be equal, as stated in the Declaration of Independence. It is important to the country because we are told we are created equal, therefore should be treated and treat others as so. It took a century for someone like Dr. King to bring up being equal and sadly in some places today it is still needed to be brought up.


Name: Zebastian Dimas
Teacher: Schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

In my opinion, Dr. King's speech was very moving through his use of pathos and diction. Some of the more important statements were how he talks about even though slavery is abolished, we are still not free. This is most important because at the time of his speech there was still segregation and heavy discrimination. Even today we are not truly free although the quality of life has greatly improved. "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"- Martin Luther King Jr.


Name: Alexis Mata
Teacher: Mr. Scheeman
Period: 3

Reflection

Throughout history, Dr. Kings, March on Washington speech has been revered throughout many generations. The battle to end segregation that he had fought nearly all his adult life was finally picking up speed. Dr. King spoke of equality for all, he understood that African Americans weren't the only victims of segregation and preached for citizens of all nationalities and religions that faced the hardships of segregation. Being one of the most looked upon speeches of national history, it provided a stepping stone for future generations to create a nation of equality. The values that Dr. King taught the world continue to live on today as the country evolves and accommodates for the variety of people there are today. Without the preaching and words of Dr. King the Civil Rights Movement wouldn't have succeeded in gaining the hearts and minds of the nation and making a change for the better of all present and future citizens.


Name: Jordan Grinage
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

I believe that the most important part of the speech was when MLK talked about the Emancipation Proclamation and the Declaration of Independence, because they both gave hope that African Americans could one day be free and equal. The Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves, which was the first step on the road of equality, but they were segregated from white Americans. The Declaration of Independence stated that all men were created equal, but African Americans were put into slavery until the Emancipation Proclamation was passed.


Name: Malena Mathias
Teacher: Mr.Schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

In Dr.King's speech "I Have a Dream", the most important part had been when he had stated, "But 100 years later the negro still is not free". How even after all this time after slavery, black people are still going through persecution and are not free or seen as the same or equal to white people. The other important part of his speech that he had stated multiple time was, "I have a dream...". How he has the dream that one day everyone will be free and not to lose hope or become violent. These two parts had been important to me based off of how it had given people hope throughout the country that had suffered from racism and put into perspective on how people should not lose hope. It had also shown the country that Dr.King and his movement were not giving up and we're going to continue to push forward till all people are free in the country.


Name: azul aleman
Teacher: mr. schneemann
Period: 3

Reflection

Dr. Kings speech held many important messages, all touching different aspects of society from this point in time. The part of Dr. Kings speech that I believe was and still is most important is towards the end when he talks about what he dreams for America to be and for it to be a place of peace between people of color. This is the most important personally as it gives hope for the people and paints an image for them of a future society in which they can think about and hope to reach one day. It also explains his purpose in putting so much effort into his speeches and over all actions as all he wants is to create unity for future generations and for them to make this dream possible for not only his kids but for everyone's children. This speech really opened people minds to what it should be and since then this country has gotten to that dream although still not perfect.


Name: lesley vazquez
Teacher: Mr.schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

We have all heard about the I Have a Dream speech but when listening to it there would always be some words and phrases that would confuse me but with today review i better understood how there were many suffering and how they did not even deserve it. For example Martin Luther King went through so much and never disrespected any white person because of it he was always professional. Throughout his speech he never disrespected anyone just stated the truth and it could not have been said in a better form. Overall i think the most important thing he said was when he mentioned all the things they were promised but it was like they were given a check and when they went to cash it out there were insufficient funds.


Name: Kyle Antoon
Teacher: Scneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

Doctor Reverend Martin Luther King Junior was famous for his speeches. His words held great power and those who heard him would feel the power of a sermon instead of a speech. In his famous "I Have a Dream Speech" he said many important things, however there is one that tops them all. Dr. King says "I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream." then with this he begins to close his powerful speech. He explains his dream for the future of America and what he truly wishes to see. To me it is important because it what sets up what is most remembered about his speech. He explains a dream that eventually came somewhat true. Despite there still being oppression on those of color parts of his dream have come true. What is important that as a country we have worked to see some parts of his dream come to reality, what is more important is that we work harder to fulfill his dream in its entirety.


Name: Aylin Berrelleza
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

Martin Luther King in his speech 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 an important quote since he was trying to convince the audience that even though every individual is from a different ethnicity, every person should be treated equally and given the same rights.


Name: Ciera Lundy
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

The section of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech" that I believe is the most important is where he talks about the importance of urgency. During the Civil Rights Movement, resolving crucial issues was often delayed due to lack of motivation or desire to help people in need. Dr. King stressed that African American people are in no position to wait any longer for what they rightfully deserved from the beginning. His assertion that the overlooking of this issue would be "fatal" to African Americans intended to persuade people to take action immediately. This is important to our country as it highlights the flaws in priorities. Even today important issues are pushed aside while people continue to suffer without any sign of resolution. Dr. King emphasized the need for urgency and set the precedent for the way issues should be handled in our country. Above all, Dr. King's speech gave African American people a voice that had been silenced for far too long.


Name: Araceli Ray
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 3

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Name: Araceli Ray
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 3

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Name: Michael Mays
Teacher: Mr. Shneemann
Period: 3

Reflection

The thing I believe is the most important thing is that America must change together to be able to overcome the injustices and oppression of African Americans. That it is a fight everyone must participate in and work toward the change that everyone can enjoy.


Name: Ariana Rodriquez
Teacher: Schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

In the speech Martin Luther King, it states how has a dream that his "four little kids will one day they will not be judged by the race of their skin but by the content of their characters." This is important because everyone is entitled to equal rights. Considering it is part of the ten commandments. All people should be treated equally and have freedom of speech. Society is meant to be a scatter of multiple ethnicities seen as a whole. This important to me because I do believe everyone should have equal opportunities and no one should be discriminated.


Name: Jett Solis
Teacher: Mr. Shneemann
Period: 3

Reflection

I think that the most important thing that Dr. King said was that although there are government documents that state all men are created equal, black men and women are still oppressed and are not treated equally. This is the most important part of the speech because it is showing that we have said in the past that everyone is equally, yet the white the people are discriminating against the black community. This is important to the country because it was able to set forth a change of our laws and how they are enforced. Before this speech, people did not listen to the rules of how everyone is created equally and if they did not follow these, there would be no punishment.


Name: Derek Balancier
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 3

Reflection

Dr.king brought even greater attention to the Civil Rights Movement.What i believe was the most important part was his message of non-violence to a nationwide and worldwide audience.He talked how they wanted to American dream to be fulfilled with all people because it was stated all people are equal and they were not being treated equal. This is important to me because i also believe that everyone should be treated the same and not be based off ones skin color.Without Dr.king who knows what or where our country would be at for me or my children.


Name: kelsey gonzalez
Teacher: mr. schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

In Dr. Martin Luther King's, "I Have A Dream," speech he discusses the patience black people must have in order to overcome racism. When Dr. King uses the repetition of dreaming for his children to not be ashamed of their skin because of signs is a very important message. I think many people even today feel the need to not fight for certain issues because it does not affect them but we should all keep in mind the future generation and what we are leaving them with. I think it was also important that Dr. King writes about wanting to achieve peace and freedom without hating on white people, with acting neutral on the hatred received towards him and uses his peace to try and meet common ground without playing into the violent black man narrative, which resulted in having others act in the same manner.


Name: Cristian Pacheco
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

In the event of Dr. King's speech, he talks about the importance of the Civil rights and constitution involves not only white people but also black Americans. This speech was given specifically towards black and white Americans so that they both can go to the same schools, restaurants, stores, etc. together. What is also important is that Dr. King recites the past by mentioning, "five score years ago" and then mentioning, "100 years ago" to describe how long the black people have been enslaved to white Americans. This speech has changed the American ways of viewing others. Now today, everyone; Black or White, Mexican or Arabic, Pacific Islander or Korean, Chinese or Japanese, we are all equal due to the I have a dream speech.


Name: Maleyna Acayan
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

I believe that the most important part of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech was when he discussed the freedom of America and how one day all people of all color will join together and "be able to join hands [...] as sisters and brothers." I believe that it is the most important part because it gave hope and exhibited strength and determination. By explicating his dream for all Americans to become a unity, Dr. MLK was able to demonstrate the importance of being fair to all people, which ultimately lead to the realization of the injustices the African Americans faced.


Name: Juan Martinez
Teacher: Mr. Sheemann
Period: 3

Reflection

An important thing that Dr. King said was "I have a dream that one day right there in Alabama little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers." because this really shows how all he wanted was for blacks to be treated equal and not be judged based on the color of their skin.


Name: AnnaLynn Lane
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 3

Reflection

Martin Luther King Jr. is a well-known activist that made great waves in the civil rights movement, back during the days of segregation. He was a very respected man that believed in the act of non-violent protest. While many felt that violence was the answer to the situation the black community was in, Dr. King was adamant about protesting in a nonviolent manner. Dr. King's speech at the capital was one that rings in the ears of many when they think of the civil rights movement. " I have a dream," he said, "that one day little black boys and little black girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls." I believe that the most important part of Dr. King's speech was that freedom is not just for the white, but for everyone. Dr. King never spoke bad about white people, and he knew that not all white people believed in segregation. He recognized that many white people were there supporting the movement. Dr. King's speech wasn't a speech about how blacks were better than whites, but instead that they deserved the same freedom the white people were given. He didn't say that white people deserved to be treated the way they treated black people, but instead that freedom and equality is for everyone.


Name: Linda R. Moreno
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 3

Reflection

The "I Have a Dream Speech" given by Dr. King is very inspirational. He presents many important views that are important for a better future life. The most important topic Dr. King presented was not giving up. He repeats the statement, "We will not be satisfied" over and over to emphasize the importance and urgence. Changing one's habits and beliefs is not easy. Segregation will not be easy to stop but no one will give up. No one will be satisfied until segregation is gone all over the country and even the world. This is the most imporatant because it looks to the future and gives a very important message. Dr. King looks tothe future of his children and the children of others in hopes of them one day being able to be "brothers and sisters." In this situation not giving up is the most important thing and that is exactly what Dr. King explains. No one should be satisfied util they are truly judged for character and not race.Dr. King changed everyone's lives especially ours. Now we are able to live amoung any race without segregation. Everyone now has equal opportunity.


Name: Araceli Ray
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 3

Reflection

In the video he previously viewed in class on Dr.King was a very inspiring speech that went down in history. Fighting for the civil rights for Black men as well as white. To end segregation and descrimination against black. A very important part of King's speech was when he referred to the constitution of rights where it was stated that all men are made equal because it is a truth we must never forget. It was important in my country because it would not be the way it is without equal rights.


Name: Richard Medrano
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 3

Reflection

I think the information that Dr. king was explaining was very crucial to the advancement of civil rights. He used the viable ideas of Abraham Lincoln to boost his speech and make it more substantial. The information that martin luther explained goes further than a speech. Dr.kings's speech was a awakening for the black community and would eventually result with them getting rights they deserved.


Name: Omar Vega
Teacher: Mr. Shneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

I believe that the most important thing in the speech is when Martin Luther King brings up Abraham Lincoln and how 100 years ago the Negros were free yet they still are not free. I think this is important because the blacks would get their hopes up and were promised change yet no changes were made. So Martin Luther King demanded it to change now and they do not wanna wait even a second later. This is a huge development because it made the process of segregation end faster.


Name: Amber Rivera-Munoz
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

I really like Dr. Kings "I Have a Dream Speech" because he was talking for the people that think they don't have a voice or they never are going to be heard. The part that I really like most is when he says, "We can never be satisfied as long as our children are stripped of their selfhood and robbed of their dignity by signs stating "for whites only"," because it is true. Children should be in the same classroom because they go to school to learn, not to discriminate. Also, it shouldn't be discrimination in places because we all have the same characteristics. In my opinion, a better world starts by changing/removing discrimination between races.


Name: Vinitzia Blanco
Teacher: Mr.Schneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

Dr. King had many points in his speech that I would consider important, however, the words that spoke the loudest to me were, "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 spoke loudly to me because, some do believe we have moved past segregation. However, we are still a segregated nation. taking into consideration what has been going on in the world lately with all of the hate crimes on the rise, due to race, religion and background. This makes me as a listener realize that Dr. Kings dream is yet to come true, and wonder if it ever will.


Name: Myah Montoya
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 3

Reflection

The message was very clear for me. The purpose of it is to make people see or understand that black people are also human beings, that their life matter as much as any white person life. Black people deserve the rights that any white person has, they do not deserve to be underestimated or treated in an unfair way based on skin color. Black people should be able to study and be able to walk wherever they want, talk to whoever they want and be whatever they want to be. Not because someone has a dark skin color people should immediately assume that they can treat them badly and dishonored them. Black matters.


Name: Thomas Boyd
Teacher: Mister Schneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

The most important part of the speech in my opinion is when Doctor King points out the hypocrisy of the American government, as he states, "Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check that has come back marked 'insufficient funds.'" The reason that I believe this to be the most important part of the speech is that it directly attacks the people that claimed that the country was equal and that there was nothing wrong with the way the black community was being treated. In addition to this, he is also trying to show that the people are aware of this hypocrisy.


Name: Jacob Castaneda
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 2nd

Reflection

"We cannot walk alone. We must make the pledge to always walk ahead." I believe this part of Martin Luther King Jr's speech is the most important, because it's true. In order to progress as a society, we must overcome the evil (racism) of the past. It also explains how we need one another in order to advance as one collective group.


Name: Jacob Castaneda
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 6th

Reflection

"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 quote is very important to me, because it explains how we need to accept our history, but move on together in unity against racism. Although we are all different, we can hopefully one day stop segregation if we work together.


Name: Alexa Esquivel
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

While reading and listening to Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech" something that I found very compelling was when he said, "Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood". I believe this is such an important component because at the time America as a country was so broken and unstable, like "quicksand", and we desperately needed a strong foundation, just as he mentioned about "brotherhood". With a strong brotherhood and nation, America could achieve amazing things. Dr. King beginning the sentence with "Now is the time", displayed the urgency of the people of the USA. Even today in 2019, we need a stronger brotherhood in order to survive and reach goals. This shows the extent of his speech and how it is still well known and prevalent today.


Name: Isaiah Harris
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

In Dr.King's "I Have a Dream Speech", there were many parts of the speech that were important but there was only one thing that Dr.King repeats in his speech that stands out and that is "I have a dream". This line stood out to me because it showed the faith that Dr. King had in changing the American society so that physical traits and skin color would be ignored and people of all races would have politically equal opportunity.


Name: Desirea Huerta
Teacher: Mr Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

Within Dr. Kings, "I Have a Dream Speech," he brings up a lot of points about the unfairness of brutality against African Americans in the United States. The most important thing he addressed within the speech was the line "We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality." I find this to be important to our country because we still see the same police brutality against to almost all races now. It has been years later, but our country still has not over come the police brutality over many people. How can our country be satisfied with all the unfairness of the cruel government.


Name: Raquel Alden
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

In my opinion, i believe that the most important thing that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr said in his "I Have A Dream 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 important to me because of the meaning it has, which is no matter what race one may be you should not judge your opinion based on that but by that way they may act or may treat one. By taking in what Dr. King is saying in that line, you will start to see how people actually are.


Name: Leanna Adams
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

I believe that the most important part of Martin Luther King Junior's (MLK) "I Have a Dream" speech is when MLK speaks about the significance of nonviolent protests. I think that MLK advocating in peaceful protests in his speech had encouraged and reassured the followers of his movement to stay strong and remain nonviolent in hard situations. MLK's approach to peacefully protest is very difficult but yet had been proven to be very effective. Through nonviolent protests, MLK's movement was able to make accomplishments towards the freedom of black people. This is significant to our country because, without the approach of peaceful protests, the movements to free black people would not have been as successful or effective as it was. The result of not having nonviolent protests would be that black people would most likely have taken a longer time for black people to gain freedom and rights.


Name: armand crawford
Teacher: schneemann
Period: 4

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 is me most important part of the speech because King talks about how he wants people to be judged on how they are as a person instead of how they look. this is important to my country because i live in a place that is very diverse and has a lot of different cultures all in one area. it would make no sense to be racist or not allow a race to do things base on what they look like.


Name: Tiarra Mack
Teacher: Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

Out of everything Dr.King said I believe the most important statement made was "We cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back." This was and still is important to the country because it symbolizes unity in a variety of ways. Dr. King message is that in order to make change happen we have to work together. This was true because America is more unified than it ever.


Name: Janette Dias
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

In the speech "I Have a Dream" by MLK, he addresses many important issues about discrimination and how to peacefully achieve justice for negroes. One part of his speech that stood out the most is when he stated, "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. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.". These few sentences caught my attention tremendously because despite everything negroes had gone through and all the hate they received, MLK still wanted to proceed with peace instead of revenge. That type of mentality is very important and essential when it comes to leaders like MLK, because if he hadn't addressed that then I think things really would've gotten out of hand and made the situation worse.


Name: Freya Petty
Teacher: Mr.Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

Dr. Martin Luther King's speech, "I Have a Dream," expresses his infamous hope for America to change their habitual racism and the urgency of equality among all men. "We have also come to his 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." This quote is important because King emphasizes the need to keep protesting until there would be equality between races rather than settling for only a fraction of their rights. At the time in history, there was a lot of fight coming from the black community, in return, they would be told by politicians that they should be satisfied with the progress that they made. Despite this, King's speech made congress move faster in passing the Civil Rights Act. It was crucial that King motivated Americans to keep going until there was justice especially when people tried to tell them otherwise. The speech had a great impact because he accentuates his approach for achieving justice through non violence despite there being violent acts of racism from the police and the KKK. Martin Luther King's speech will forever live on as a message and a reminder of where we came from and how we still need to improve our society.


Name: Michael Contreras
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 4

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 think that's the most important quote of Dr. King's speech because society accomplished so much of Dr. King's dream of a better tomorrow. But there is still a strong injustice and discrimination in the country. Dr. King has moved the nation by his strong peace and love for everyone to come together for a better nation for Dr. King knew hate will never win.


Name: Jan Sindac
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream Speech" was one of the most impactful speeches that help shaped today's society. When MLK stated "I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history...", indicated that he had enough of the unjustified treatment that the African American community were receiving. He goes on with "Five score years ago..." which greatly helped make his point that the African American community has been receiving unjust treatment for so long but they are just accepting it as if they were destined to labeled as the minorities. He also brought up the past to further emphasize his goal behind his the speech. But the most impactful part that occurred to me was when he started talking about the future generations. When MLK stated "... 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.", I thought to myself that he wasn't just tired of the unjustified treatment they were receiving at the time and in the past but he is also considering the well being of future generation.


Name: Jonathan Santos
Teacher: Mr.Schneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

The most important line from Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech is the dream he has consisting of the idea that we should be judged by the content of our character and not the color of our skin. This is the most important line as it represents the entire struggle of racism and what he is fighting for. People can be judged, however they need to be judged and tried by the right things. The color of someone’s skin is insignificant to who they really are or what they intended to do and what ideas they spread to the people around them.


Name: Zitlalli Ramirez
Teacher:
Period: 4

Reflection

Dr. King compares African-American life in America to an check with “insufficient funds”. Using this comparison creates powerful meaning to what he is saying because it is something that will stick. He also never disrespects another race because he just wanted to better the life of all humans as a whole. He wanted to see a clear future where African American kids could play with White kids because it was something his generation was not able to do. Due to the fact that he always wanted to progress all races as a unit instead of separating any race individually. It made him an icon in American history because he had a loving character.


Name: Isiah Algere
Teacher: Mr. Shneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

After reading Martin Luther Kings speech I came to conclude that the most important part in King's speech was when he was talking about equality."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 his, quote King talks about equality and how one day when all people are created equal that is the day when the constitution is actually in play. Back when the constitution was made only white men were created equal and colored people did not have the right to be equal to white people. King is saying how once all colored people have equality then all men are equal and there is no more discrimination.


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

Reflection

I think the part when Dr.King said let freedom ring throughout the world and nation is my favorite part because there should be free for all people no matter what color. Freedom is the most important aspect of an American. We should not let a group of people be treated cruelly. That part is my favorite because everyone who is an American citizen should be treated the respect. Its important to me because everyone should be treated fairly because America is the greatest and the people in it


Name: Iliana Tejeda
Teacher: schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

What Martin Luther King said was very effective, I've never really paid attention to the speech before and this time I really paid attention and I listen to the speech and what really stood out was how he gave the speech in his tone of voice. Dr. King was so passionate about his speech and that's what he wanted to do. He was to be able to speak up and use his voice. "I Have A Dream" was very repetitive and it was very effective it got the readers attention. He was confident and had a strong mindset when coming up to say his speech. It was about segregation and how he wanted to make a better community. What's most powerful is that Dr. King left his mark and he said what he said and did everything in power to help out the community.


Name: Hana Underwood
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: P2

Reflection

In the "I Have a Dream Speech" that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the most important thing that he has said in his speech to me is, "The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the negro community must not lead us to a 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". This is important to me because although many of the whites has caused blacks to not trust them, the blacks still want a change in which the white man and black man must work together in order to have a future together as one.


Name: Ayden Mudd
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

King is a very powerful speaker and made many impactful statements throughout this speech to hopefully move Americans to make changes. I Believe the most important part of Dr. King's speech was "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they are not judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character" because it shows how King is not only worried about the current issues but the future of America.


Name: Juan Sandoval
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

I believe that the second paragraph in Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech is the most important thing he said in his speech. It was the most important because it gives America a reminder of what was promised by the U.S. government to "colored" people and how it gave them a sense of hope and relief of what segregation was thought to come to an end. However, he then proceeds with telling the people that our country continues to discriminate negroes and pretending to have solved this injustice.


Name: Cesar Sotero
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

I believe that an important part of the "I Have a Dream" speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is when he claims that the black community has gathered together to cash a check. This means that since the black community had freed themselves from slavery, they have not yet gotten their rights and are now fighting for it. This is important because it gave a start to not just the civil rights movement, but also for other ethnicities such as the Chicano movement, the Asian American rights movement etc. This made a revolution around the United States of America.


Name: Ammon Weldy
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

The most important thing that I believe Dr. King said in his "I have a dream" speech 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 the content of their character.". I think that this is the most important thing because it not only outlines the racist views against Blacks but any other nationality that is under racist judgement. but that they will be judged by their actions.


Name: Christian Mojica
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

The part of the speech I believed to be the most important is when Dr. King stated that all races will hold hands and sing together in peace and freedom. This seems to be the most important because it demonstrates people having no prejudices and being able to come together as one in harmony with music. Singing together places an emphasis on the peace there is between everyone. The conjoining of hands also really shows how discrimination will truly no longer exist, everyone will see each other as who they are, as a person not just for what they seem to be because of their appearance.


Name: Nicholas Stark
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

I think the most important part of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech" is where he states, "We must not seek freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred." This is important to me because it expresses how the people he is speaking to need to resist the temptation of fighting back against their oppressors and love them as if they were part of their own family. If he did not include this line within his speech, the oppressed people would have felt physically fighting their oppressors would be their best option and it would possibly create a civil war of attrition.


Name: Julissa Sanchez
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

Dr. Kings "I Have a Dream speech" represents a time of growth for America and impacted our entire country today. One of the lines that stood out to me was when he repeatedly says "let freedom ring". This line had a great impact on his speeches meaning as a whole as he his fighting for the freedom of not only African Americans or people of color but Americans as a whole. He is fighting for us the people to finally obtain the freedom the government has untruthfully promised us. Without inspirational and intelligent people like King in the world to speak up for what most people are scared to talk about or confront others with power about America would be in a dark place right now which is why his speech is essential to american history and growth.


Name: Jacob Atiga
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

In the speech I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King Jr., King made many powerful statements about the rights of black Americans. Out of all these statements, the most important is, "It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned". This is because this statement highlights the hypocrisy of the US government concerning the rights of all people in the United States. The constitution was written with the idea of unalienable rights of freedom for all citizens. This assertion focusses on the fact that these rights were not given to black Americans. It is important to our country that we remember this in order to maintain the principles of freedom that the US was founded on.


Name: Ximara Rouston
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

I think the most important part in Dr. Kings "I Have a Dream" speech is when he repetitively states that he has a dream and says something he wishes will happen in the future. I think this part of his speech is important because it shows hope for change in the future and encourages other citizens to want to make a change. He set an example for everyone to take a stand and make a change. It moved a lot of people and actually began a change that helped us to where we all are today. So as simple as the words may be they were very inspirational to many then and even still to this day and it helped people to believe that things will change. Everyone was given a sense of hope by his simple words being "I have a dream..." and that is why i think it is most important.


Name: Brian Yip
Teacher: Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

I think the most important part of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech" is when he repeats the line, "I have a Dream". What makes it so important because it is so iconic since the title of speech was named after the line and it is the line most people will remember from his speech. The significance of the line in his speech is that it establishes what his purpose was for fighting for equal rights for both black and white people and for them to be united instead of segregated. The line also establishes what his hopes are for the future in that everyone will be seen as equal no matter what their skin color is and that they will only be judged for who they are as a person.


Name: Rolando Restua
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

I think that the most important part of Dr. King's speech was when he said, "This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism." All throughout history, colored people had suffered discrimination for no other reason than their race. And it cannot be denied that they had consistently gotten the short end of the stick. While slavery may have been abolished nearly a century prior, it was effectively still in place during this time. A contributing factor to this was that many black people were too complacent, believing that there was nothing that they could do against the extreme racism in America, and that all they could do was sit there and let it happen. Dr. King's speech was important because not only did it help motivate these people to do something about it, but it motivated them to do it now rather than later. They were no longer willing to accept a compromise; they demanded freedom, once and for all.


Name: Samantha Tamayo
Teacher: Mr.Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

I Believe when Martin Luther King Jr. says the lines "I have a dream," multiple times in his speech is one of the most important things he says. I believe this because when stating the line he shows examples of discrimination and hope for a change. This right here is one of the most iconic lines and He isn't just talking about his dream, but the dream of the people as a whole and that's something to take into consideration. Its to show the American people the true goal for African American which is freedom, which at the time was not yet reached.


Name: Christian Durant
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

In Martin Luther King's speech, "I Have A Dream," I think that the most important part of the speech is when he quotes, "This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. 1963 is not an end but a beginning." This is important because he is talking about how 1963 is not the year in which black people are no longer mistreated, rather than the year in which black people are given freedom and equality.


Name: Erik Garcia
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

Out of all the word Dr. King said in his speech he kept on repeating a certain phrase. He kept on saying,"I have a dream...", his repetition puts emphasis on his motive behind his speech. He is trying to make dream come true. I respect that because he believed in himself and by doing so he made a huge impact in history that changed the world.


Name: Bryan Durazo
Teacher: Mr. Shneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

In Martin Luther King Jr's speech, his use of repetition makes his speech very influential and strong. Every time he would say "I have a dream," the audience would feel more encouraged and influenced into taking the necessary steps into obtaining equality. Also, whenever he would repeat this phrase, the speech after it would sound even more stronger.


Name: Joan Rodriguez
Teacher: Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

In the speech " I Have a Dream" is one of the strongest speeches in the world and I think one of his sentences was very important to me.I believe it speaks about how every one should be equal and should be celebrated on parts that are known to hate other type of colored people. This shows as a whole that humanity has finally defeated the horror of racism and segregation and these places are now abolished.To me this was amazing to read because you can feel the people who lived around those times felt liberated and they all felt as if thy took part of it and know they helped change something that was wrong and went against many hard times.Not only did this speech motivate many people but it made them take action towards many other events such as the Chicano rights movement they used Dr. Kings method of peaceful marches and to not take action when they were being attacked or talked trashed to.


Name: Madelyn Aranda
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 1

Reflection

During the duration of the speech, I believe that when Mr. King used the metaphor of the government giving the African American's a insufficient funds check it was the most important part of the speech. It rounds up his points of how they were promised certain rights and in the end not given them. The metaphor being the perfect way to portray that.


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

Reflection

I think that the most important part of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's speech is when he addresses that America has given them a "bad check" that comes back stamp as "insufficient funds". I believe it is the most important because he points out that while everyone else gets fair treatment with justice and freedoms they don't. It is important he addresses this issue because they have gotten unfair treatment from an unfair world. It points out that there still is funds but they just had a bad check, they have potential to be treated equal.


Name: Marissa Garcia
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

I think the most important part of Dr. King's speech was "...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"! I believe this is the most important part of his speech because he not only wants freedom for the blacks but he wants freedom where they can all join together as one, and be free together. He is so influential because he is fighting for the freedom the blacks deserve and he is also fighting for all of America to be free and has a dream for them to come together and unite. Without the influence of Dr. King, we could still be living in segregation.


Name: Raymundo Reyes
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

In Dr. Martin Luther King's speech, he repeats that he has a "dream" of what could happen or what is happening. This is very important because he believes that there can be changes in society and also he does not want the people who are segregated. I think that the most important partis when he says that to go back to where they came from and be optimistic about changes. I also believe another important part of the speech was when he mentioned that the little kids will be together and hold hands together. The reason why I think this is important is that people can tell that even children have been taught or they have seen racism.


Name: Sophie Dalbratt
Teacher: Schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

Dr. Kings "I Have a Dream Speech," he has many important points and moving quotes. Martin Luther King says, "No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mig·hty stream." This quote, in particular, stood out because it shows his dedication to his beliefs. He and his followers will not stop until everyone is given the same treatment as the whites. No one will be satisfied until the law is right and the people are happy. He wants justice for his brothers and sisters around him and to be treated equally. Dr. King will not give up until he is satisfied


Name: Monique Ortega
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

When it comes to Martin Luther Kings, I Have A Dream Speech, I believe that the most important part of that speech is when he states, "Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline." The reason why I chose that as the most important piece of the speech is because of the real meaning behind it, that no matter how low or harsh they were treated by the whites, violence, and anger was never the way to respond. Continuing to keep their heads up and focus on what is more important rather than trying to get back at the whites is better than dealing with this situation in a wrong way. Eventually obtaining freedom and equality would come their way without committing wrongful acts. Martin Luther King wanted to assert that the negros would always display their want for freedom and equality in a non-violent way.


Name: zion lidrazzah
Teacher: mr. shneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

"But 100 years late<r the Negro still is not free. One hundred years later the 1ife of the Negro is still badly 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 mids1t of a vast ocean of material." This quote is significant because it shows how the negro is still basically enslaved. slavery happened in the 1800s and so on and still in the 1900s, negros still struggle to find and fight for there freedom. segregation and discrimination are enforced and nothing has changed in the past 100 years.


Name: Hailey Chateau
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 3

Reflection

"But 100 years later the Negro s still not free" Martin Luther King, Jr stated in his speech I Have A Dream in 1963. I believe that this quote is very important because it is still true to this day. Also that our country is still dealing with racism without really knowing and even though we say that there is no racism there is still riots and marches for black lives. There are still problems with having full equality between all races. There are even troubles with different races especially black lives to get jobs at certain places and to make a good living. Also, people see on television that black lives get interrogated by police when driving or even walking in the streets just because of the color of their skin.


Name: valeria lopez
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

I think the most important part of the speech "I have a dream" is when Martin Luther King said, "...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..." I think this part is the most important because all nations need a union, doesn't matter the color or ethnicity of the people. Also, I think everyone has to be treated equally because of the differences between cultures, colors or religion don't represent a reason to treat people differently.


Name: efrain arvizu
Teacher: Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

I think that important part of the speech was when Martin Luther King Jr said " Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children." This stood out to me because Dr. King was a young preacher, the fact that he was a preacher made him the right person to be the face of the movement because he was really influential. He used the teachings from God to help him talk and to fight for the end of segregation. He wanted to make justice become true for them, so the people could stop dreaming and make their dreams become a reality.


Name: efrain arvizu
Teacher: Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

I think that important part of the speech was when Martin Luther King Jr said " Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children." This stood out to me because Dr. King was a young preacher, the fact that he was a preacher made him the right person to be the face of the movement because he was really influential. He used the teachings from God to help him talk and to fight for the end of segregation. He wanted to make justice become true for them, so the people could stop dreaming and make their dreams become a reality.


Name: Dawson Porter
Teacher: Mr. Schneeeman
Period: 2nd

Reflection

The famous speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963 is a speech to always remember. In every detail of his speech is very important, but to me, the most important part of the speech that is really eye-catching. In the second paragraph of the speech where Dr. King exclaims, "Five score years ago a great American [Abraham Lincoln] in whose symbolic shadow we stand today signed the Emancipation Proclamation." Since Dr. King was giving his speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. and it this patriotic man who signed and issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which was the presidential proclamation and executive order to free 3.5 million enslaved African-Americans in designated parts of the South in the U.S. But even the African-Americans were declared free, the African- Americans were never 100% free because they didn't have the equal rights the White Americans had and that was when Dr. King stepped in to seek the equality of not just African-Americans, but for races as well. To let freedom ring all over America, the Beautiful.


Name: Elie Saade
Teacher: Mr. Shneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

One of the most important things Martin Luther King said in his speech was “Let freedom ring”. The United States wa created on the idea of freedom, and it is what makes us a unique country in the world. But for African Americans, many of the freedoms that we have today did not exist for them in the 1960s. After Dr. King addressed that freedom should ring from even the most segregated states in America, the true meaning of the civil rights movement was highlighted, making it the most important part of his speech.


Name: Violet Cataroja
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

One of the phrases that I thought was most important in Dr King's "I Have a Dream Speech," is when he says, "We have also come to his 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," because it empathizes how urgent the situation among black Americans was and how it needed to be resolved now as opposed to a slow progress that would take years and years for any impact to be made at all. The reason why this speech is important to me, because it makes me think how issues are handled and how they're resolved. Problems that take a while to be resolved, usually make very little impact as opposed to taking a stand and bring about change now.


Name: Sierra South
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

I think the most important quote that Martin Luther King Jr. said in his "I have a Dream" Speech was when he said, "I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream." Personally, this is the most important quote because it shows that he never gave up. Despite everything he had been through and the minorities of the nation had been through, he still believed there was hope for everyone.


Name: Erick Alvarado
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

Martin Luther King Jr. gave a powerful speech to stop America from discrimination the colored population. The most important part of his speech to me was when King discussed the equality in the United States. MLK refers back to the Declaration of Independence and states, "... all men - yes, black men as well as white men - would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." If the United States declared that all men are equal, then no matter the color, all men would be equal. However, MLK knows that the declaration has not fulfilled its promise and wants the American society to realize this.


Name: Holly Medlam
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

I believe in Mr. King's speech that the most important line is, "...every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight.." (King). When he says these words he means that he wants all problems to be solved. He would like a world with no hate, discrimination, just love. He wants people to see that change is good and by all working together we can make the world a safer place for blacks. He would also like to see a better opportunity for them as well. It is not fair to be treated differently in a place where there is so-called "freedom.


Name: Valeria Mijares
Teacher: Mr.Schneeman
Period: 6

Reflection

I believe that the most important part was when Dr.King stated 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". The sentence alone was said with passion that it brought hope and visions for the future. I thought it was very powerful when he said this because it creates an image where America is equal towards all races and no one will be judged for the color of their skin. Dr.King was able to create a positive picture at the time where racism, segregation, discrimination, and poverty controlled the American society.


Name: Victor Joseph Lozada
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 6

Reflection

I think that the best line that Dr.Martin Luther King was "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." We all know that we are all created by the man above equally. Black men don't deserve to be treated like animals or what. They are also human like us, who commit sins every single day. Why don't we treat each other like our family? Give alms to those who are in need. We cannot judge people by their colors. Instead of making them feel that they don't belong with us, show them the love that they never had. I would like to give my gratitude to Dr. Martin Luther King for his wonderful speech. That speech was remarkable, he opened the eyes of white people. I can't wait to see that one day all of the nations are going to help each other out, and when that time comes. All human beings will give thanks to this man.


Name: Mia Santos
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 6

Reflection

After listening to Martin Luther King's, "I Have a Dream Speech," the most important thing that stuck with me was the quote used from Thomas Paine's Common Sense that is also used in the Declaration. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." I believe this is the most important quote because it pretty much means that every American citizen should be able to exercise their unalienable rights without any questions. The way that King uses this quote is to further emphasize the unfair treatment of blacks in American society, before and during this time. It is also used as a call to action for people who believe that they are being denied their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. No person in any society should be dehumanized for any reason.


Name: Selena Marquez
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 6

Reflection

After reading Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s " I have a Dream" speech the part that I believe is most important is when he discussed how to go about dealing with racism. " Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline." I think that this is very important because people need to realize that two wrongs do not make a right. You can not let other peoples hate turn you in to a spiteful person because then that makes you no different from them. I think that acting with dignity and discipline is a way to be heard or encourages people to want to listen to you.


Name: Myah Montoya
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 6

Reflection

Martin Luther King's speech is about the way he feels black people should be treated in comparison with white people. He mentions that in the Constitution and The Declaration of Independence it is promised that all men - white and black people - would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. He says that for most of the time black people have received unfair treatment, being part of an injustice system. Tries to make people see that we should not underestimate black people based on their skin color. To me, the most important thing he said is that everyone should be treated equally; personally, I think we all have the same capacity for doing things or working at something. Black men can be a teacher or run for president if they want, there should not be anything that can stop them from pursuing whoever they wanna become or whatever they wanna do.


Name: Isabelle Reza
Teacher: Mr.Schneeman
Period: 6

Reflection

The most important and iconic part 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.". In my opinion this part of the speech is most important because it is the part of the speech that is most memorable. Whenever you hear or read about Dr. King's speech this line stands out the most because it basically sums up the reasoning behind this speech. Dr. King wants his children to be able to live their lives without being judged for anything besides their character. This line affected not only me but our country by removing the norm of racism towards people of color and especially african-americans. This is important because after this speech so many things that were considered normal at the time, such as "whites only" establishments are unheard of and considered unacceptable now.


Name: Hirim Castro-Lavenant
Teacher: Mr.Schneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

I think the most important part of Martin Luther King JR’s speech “I Have A Dream” is “ This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquillize for drug of gradualism.” I believe this is the important line in his speech because even if those that are of color do get their freedom, those not racially deprived would continue to slowly except those that are. This line makes the entire speech sound urgent and demands equalize now not later.


Name: Humberto Arenas
Teacher: Mr. Schneeman
Period: 1

Reflection

I believe one important part of Marten Luther King's speech is in paragraph 2. I believe it is important because he is telling everyone how the white people do not care at all for the black people.


Name: Marlenne Carrillo
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech in which helped many people in many ways, his speech ¨I Have a Dream¨ is one that fifty-six years later is still recognized. I believe that this speech is impactful to the people because he mentions and protects everyone. I believe that the most impactful quote from his 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.¨ I believe that this is the most impactful quote and that is because of people being judged by the color of their skin, and how times have changed that you now see all type of people having high job positions.


Name: Karlo Torres
Teacher: Mr Schneeman
Period: 3

Reflection

In Dr Martin Luther Kin Jr’s “ I Have A Dream Speech” what I think the most important thing he said was “now is the time to make justice a reality for all of gods children”. Why I think is most important about this quote is that MLK is being assertive and urging government to take action because they have already been discriminated for so long for no reason. It shows that everyone is should be treated equally because we are all equal under god but not in America at that time. This quote is important hecause it shows that African Americans were dealing with injustice in America.


Name: Justin Snarponis
Teacher: Schneeman
Period: 1

Reflection

I think that Dr.King's strong leaning towards peace is what really got peoples attention . During his speech, he said nothing of the oppressor, nothing malicious in intent, or nothing personal against said oppressors, and instead wanted them to work together. He said he wants Negros and Whites to eat at the table of brotherhood. With more context, he has been treated with violence before this speech, true violence. His house was bombed before and his children almost died, yet he still goes on. His true desire for peace amongst the times paved the way for the Civil Rights movement, and this heavily reflects in his manner of speech.


Name: Charles Marcey
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

I feel that the most important part of Dr. King's speech was when he discusses what he would want for the future of our country to be. He states that he wants the people not to be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. It is very much important because people of any color should be able to be what they want in life without constant judgment of their appearance. This part of the speech is what I thought was the most important overall.


Name: Virgilio Alan America
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

I believe the one thing that Dr. King said that was the most important was when he started saying let freedom ring from all of these places such as Pennsylvania, Colorado and California and much more. That symbolizes the number of emotions the whole African-American community wants and needs the freedom. Martin Luther King Jr. was mostly known for the civil rights movement and peace movements. He structured calming and nonviolent objections for equality, freedom, and peace between the African-Americans and Caucasians based on his religious Christian faith.


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

Reflection

Reading the “I Have A Dream Speech” I believe that the most important part of the speech is when Dr. King says that one day the sons of slaves and slave owners will one day sit together at the table of brotherhood. I think that this is most impactful part of the speech because at that time no one would see something like this happening yet Dr. King had hope that one day the U.S would be a united country where the color of your skin wouldn’t cause you to be mistreated and looked upon.


Name: Isabella Martinez
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 4

Reflection

What most important to me was when Dr. King stated “We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence.” This was important to me because this shows how strong the Dr. King and the African community was. No matter how much hate was thrown at them they never looked to violence as the answer, they fought with peaceful protests.


Name: Jennifer Sosa
Teacher: Mr.Shneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

After listening to the Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream" Speech, I believe the most important thing he said was " I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood." I think it is very important because he clearly says he hopes one day for not just equality but for the chance for negros and whites to be able to treat each other as brothers and sisters.


Name: Jennifer Sosa
Teacher: Mr.Shneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

After listening to the Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream" Speech, I believe the most important thing he said was " I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood." I think it is very important because he clearly says he hopes one day for not just equality but for the chance for negros and whites to be able to treat each other as brothers and sisters.


Name: Jennifer Sosa
Teacher: Mr.Shneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

After listening to the Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream" Speech, I believe the most important thing he said was " I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood." I think it is very important because he clearly says he hopes one day for not just equality but for the chance for negros and whites to be able to treat each other as brothers and sisters.


Name: Jennifer Sosa
Teacher: Mr.Shneeman
Period: 4

Reflection

After listening to the Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream" Speech, I believe the most important thing he said was " I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia sons of former slaves and sons of former slave-owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood." I think it is very important because he clearly says he hopes one day for not just equality but for the chance for negros and whites to be able to treat each other as brothers and sisters.


Name: Diana Susano
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

In the "I Have a Dream" speech by Martin Luther King Jr., I believe the most important thing that Dr. King 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." This is important because he clearly states that it is of great significance to him that his kids and other kids, in general, are able to walk the streets without being identified based on the color of their skin.


Name: Marianda Lopez
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 1

Reflection

I believe that in the Martin Luther King Jr. speech the most important line would have to be “ One day I hope that my four little children will love 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 because he is telling speaking out on his beliefs and telling the world that we are all the same. He is telling us that color should not separate us and that color should not be the basis of our judgement towards one another but our character, who we truly are. He knows that it may be hard for people who are older to change their views but the youth such as his children are the future and are the change. He is hopeful in this world that they will grow up one day to feel the same as the rest of the little boys and girls in the world, as they should. Kind also makes a statement that he hopes for little black boys and girls to one day hold hands with little white boys and girls. He wants equality and justice. These statements had a great impact on his speech by brining in the youth, changing ones perspective from their selves to their children and to the future.


Name: Athena Chenot
Teacher: Mr.Schneeman
Period: 2

Reflection

I believe that the most important part of Martin Luther King’s speech is when he states, “But 100 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.” This statement stuck out to me because I believe that it’s still relevant in today's society. The repetition of “100 years later” shows how even after all this time there is still discrimination that prevails, and even now in this day and age the effects of their unfair treatment in the past is present now. The statement also has language that is an allusion to slavery, and this loaded language create an image of how they still feel they are enslaved. They may be free from slavery, but because of how they are still treated they do not feel equal and they do not feel free. Martin Luther King knows that ending slavery was a big step towards change, but he also understands that a lot still needs to be done for them to truly be and feel free.


Name: Grady Elbel
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 3

Reflection

The speech given by Martin Luther King Jr. entitled “ I Have A Dream “ has many points of very meaningful commentary, but there was one part which rang true for both whites and blacks at the time. The part in which King says that the Negro has been free but still enslaved for a hundred years under the law was extremely riveting. This was very true because although they seemed to be free, they were still segregated from the whites in many aspects of the culture.


Name: Kyra Mack
Teacher: Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

" We can never be satisfied as long as the negro is the victim of the unspeakable horrors of police brutality." Out of all the important statements in that speech, I believe that this one is one of the most important. I say that to say this when a police officer knocks on a black whether it's because racial profiling , curiosity or even out of fear it causes a retaliation from that group. It puts them as the minority and because of one event people saw or even heard about they frame that group of individuals with similar looks to the original. It’s the monkey see, monkey do effect.


Name: Natalia Olmos
Teacher: Mr. Schneemann
Period: 2

Reflection

I believe that the most important part of the "I have a dream" speech by MLK is when he continuously repeats "I have a dream" this indicates that he wants the readers to remember that this is his dream and should be the peoples also.