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During the time of 1963 Black people had been suffering in the hands of injustice for about two hundred years Even after the Emancipation Proclamation many of them were frustrated and discouraged because of their social status On August 28 1963 one of the greatest and most prominent civil rights speakers took the stage to address many supporters of the cause On that day Martin Luther King Jr spoke the words I Have a Dream speech at the March of Washington for Jobs and Freedom By way of these words he hoped to make his fellow advocates of civil rights to rise up and to take actions He tried to inspire people to fight for the unalienable Rights of Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness He had inspired growing national civil rights movement His goal was to completely end the system of segregation in every aspect of public life stores no separate bathrooms and drinking fountains etc King tried to influence to lift up his brothers and sisters Blacks and otherwise and to make them step up with their whole hearts to the challenge and to fight for their equal rights He was a strong and determined man That is why many people believed in him He was a very confident man and he deeply believed in equal rights That is why he believed in himself and believed in his cause and that is why he started out his speech like this 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 He knew that a huge crowd would be their supporting him People from all over came to DC to hear his speech Most were blacks but there were also whites that were supporting the Civil Rights Movement In delivering his speech Martin Luther King included certain rhetorical components in order to raise action
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