August 28. 1963. Martin Luther King delivered a profound message on the stairss of the Lincoln Memorial. He had a dream. a dream that one twenty-four hours inkinesss would non be looked upon as Negros or coloreds. but as Americans.
King was on a mission. a mission for societal. political. and economic equality. Despite the long manner the inkinesss had already come. King was still non yet satisfied. and he would ne’er be every bit long as “the Negro is the victim of constabulary brutality” or “the Negro can non vote nor has no ground to vote. ” He won’t be satisfied until” justness axial rotations down like Waterss and righteousness like a mighty watercourse. ”
He has a dream that inkinesss and Whites could “sit down at the tabular array of brotherhood together. ” King wanted “Mississippi would be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justness. ” He wanted his “four small kids to one twenty-four hours populate in a state where they will non be judged by the colour of their tegument. but by the content of their character.
King wasn’t looking to be treated better. merely as a equal. He hoped that one twenty-four hours “black work forces and white work forces. Hebrews and Gentiles. Protestants and Catholics. will be able to fall in custodies and mark in the words of the old Negro spiritual: “Free at last. free at last. thank God Godhead. I’m free at last. ”