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A Great Speaker Essay

946 words - 4 pages

A Great Speaker
Teresa Spracklin
Argosy University

A Great Speaker
I have chosen to write about Martin Luther King Jr. He was a true fighter, seeking equality for all mankind. In his speech titled, “I Have a Dream!” given on Aug 28, 1963, he states,
This is our hope. This is the faith with which I return to the South. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. 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 ('I have a dream', New African, 2004, par. ...view middle of the document...

and the Global Freedom Struggle par.2).
The Greatest Speaker of All Times
I started this paper talking about Martin Luther King Jr., however, after days of problems in my life, and dreading the idea of writing yet another paper on racism, prejudice, hate, and so forth, I finally prayed to God for guidance. Since I started college, almost every class I have taken has talked about racism or prejudice of some kind. I am studying to be a drug/alcohol counselor, but the only things I seem to be learning, is how to be racist. It is driving me to want to drink. Since Obama has come into office, there has been more hate crimes, prejudice, and racism. I have wrote many papers that just turn my stomach because I have to talk about these problems so much. I read the post that the other students write and am tired of hearing how unfair the world is because they are treated unkindly. They all complain about how they are treated differently because of their race, color, nationality, and so on. I read ahead on the future assignments due for this class and it just made me feel more miserable.
Adam and Eve created the first sin, soon followed Cain and Abel. Sin, hate, prejudice, jealousy, racism, and so forth have been around since the beginning of time.
I was three-years-old when Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech. I studied it in school as well. I have learned about other famous philosophers and scholars throughout my lifetime. They all had great visions, words of encouragement, and dreams for a better world for us to live in. People listened with hope and admiration for these speakers to guide them to a better life. As I was growing...

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