Compare & Contrast Speeches

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Racial prejudice has been a problem for many years. This pattern of injustice would continue until a brave soul stood up for what is right. On August 28th, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King began a powerful and moving speech with the words, "I Have a Dream ; which spurred the commencement of a movement for equality and civil rights in the United States. Thirty-One years later on May 10th, 1994 a man by the name of Nelson Mandela had similar ambitions was sworn into office as both the first black and democratically elected president in South Africa. At his inauguration address, he also preached a powerful and poignant speech, essentially celebrating his country's conquest over apartheid. While there were some similarities in their efforts to achieve racial equality, they both utilized some dif

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