Listen to or read Dr. King’s speech, I Have a Dream. Then, respond to the following:
- Dr. King’s famous speech envisions a future in which the racial distinction established by slavery and segregation is no more. Define what Dr. King’s refrain, “free at last,” looks like to you and how our society will need to change in order to achieve it.
- Even in today’s society, there are economic and cultural inequalities, the causes of which we can trace back to slavery. Evaluate an inequality in today’s society (think about inequalities in education, income, wealth, popular culture, etc.) and explain the ways in which the legacy of slavery may have led to that inequality.