's speech "I Have a Dream Today!" was given on August 28, 1963, when he shared his hopes and dreams for the unity of our nation. His speech was one of the most influential speeches of our time. King's speech "I Have a Dream Today!" clearly express's his various ideas of how he believed that white people should treat people of color with equality. He wanted people of color and white people to have equal opportunities to grow together, be able to go to school together, eat in the same restaurants and drink at same water fountains. With the intention of everyone, regardless of there color they should have the freedom of speech and the same opportunities as one another. I myself do not believe that Martin Luther King Jr's dreams have been fulfilled. Although racism against people of color today has improved and is definitely more recognized; it is still thriving in our world today. .
King was the first Black American to speak out, and give people of color a voice, and give them the opportunity to fight for their rights as humans. In the first line of his famous speech he stated: "I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation." Years later a national holiday was established in honor of the dreamer Martin Luther King Jr. This holiday represents not only a speech of his dream for the nation; in addition it shows his unbelievable effort to establish a hope for his dream to become a reality. .
I myself hear of racism and hate crimes each day, through the media and newspapers. Just yesterday I did a search on the internet for the word "Nigger" for the purpose of this paper and I was taken aback by the results. I found a website for a "Nigger Owners manual" which was created in 2001. It included ideas on how to own a colored person and how to treat them. On another site, the Klu Klux Klan had a message board that was for white racialists to express there feelings on having to deal with people of color in daily living.