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source four
Extract from King’s speech, 29 August, and a British embassy comment on it, 30 August 1963
(4a: © Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr; 4b: Catalogue ref: FO371/168485)
Estate of Martin Luther King © King’s speech, 29th August 1963 FO 371/168485; British embassy comment on King’s speech, 1963
4a 4b              
Transcript
Estate of Martin Luther King © King’s speech, 29th August 1963

Questions

  1. What do you think King was referring to in the first two lines in source 4a?

  2. What was his "dream"?

  3. What does the "American dream" mean in the history of the USA? (This will help you understand what King meant when he said that his dream was "deeply rooted in the American dream".)

  4. Why do you think this is such a powerful speech?

  5. Look at source 4b. Do you think these are fair comments on King’s speech? Give your reasons.