The Civil Rights Movement and Its Legacy

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Writing Prompt:  Barack Obama’s election and re-election show that this country has certainly come a long way since Dr. King’s era, yet in some ways, things haven’t changed enough. Write a mini-essay that explains whether or not you think the promise of the speeches has been realized, and why. 

Important:

-300 words

Read/listen to “I Have a Dream”: 

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm


Read/listen to “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkivebeentothemountaintop.htm


Read/listen to the Address on American Rhetoric: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/barackoba


Note: If you decide to write about either of these speeches in your assignments, cite the source with paragraph numbers from the text on American Rhetoric.

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