I Have a Dream Speech
From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition of his world-changing "I Have a Dream" speech brings his inspiring message of freedom, equality, and peace to the youngest among us—those who will one day carry his dream forward for everyone.” On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation's history. His words, paired with Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson's magificent paintings, make for a picture book certain to be treasured by children and adults alike. The themes of equality and freedom for all are not only relevant today, 50 years later, but also provide young readers with an important introduction to our nation's past.
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Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have a Dream Speech
Based on context clues from the highlighted paragraph, which word below is a synonym for the word "emancipation"?
Based on what he said in the highlighted paragraph, with which saying would Dr. King MOST LIKELY agree?
What is an example of a way that African Americans DID NOT have equal rights in 1963?
Dr. King uses __________ to emphasize important ideas in his speech.
Watch the video clip below to hear the song, "My Country 'Tis of Thee," that Dr. King is quoting in the highlighted passage. (This annotation contains a video)
What is the difference between the first group of states that Dr. King mentions (New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Colorado, California) and the second group of states (Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi)?
Dr. King's "I Have a Dream Speech" is one of the most important speeches in American history. Write a paragraph explaining what makes his speech so important in the changing history of the United States. Use details from this text and historical background information to support your response.
Now that you've read the speech, click the link below to watch the video of this speech as Dr. King delivered it. As you watch the video, pay attention to the rhythm and pacing that Dr. King uses as he speaks and notice the audience's reaction. (This annotation contains a video)