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英语演讲稿《I have a dream》

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Five score years ago, a g。reat American, in whose symbolic shadow we s。tand sig。ned the Emancipa。tion Proc。lamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the l。ong night of captivity.
But one hu。ndred years later, we must fa。c。e the trag。i。c fact that the Negro is still not free. One hundred y。ears later, the life o。f the Negro is still sadly。 crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrim。ination. One hundr。ed years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is s。till langu。ishing in the corners of American s。ociety and finds himself an ex。i。le in his own land. So we have com。e here today to dramatize an appa。lling condition.


In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our。 republic wrote the m。agn。ificen。t words of the Constitution and the d。eclaration o。f Independen。ce, they were signing a promissory note to which eve。ry America。n was to。 fall heir. This note was a promise that all men would be guaranteed the in。alienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


It is obvio。us today tha。t America has。 defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this。 sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check which has come back marked in。sufficient funds.。 But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt。. We refuse to believe that there are insufficien。t funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to。 cash this check -- a check that will gi。ve us upon demand。 the riches of。 freedom and the sec。urity of justice. We have also co。me to this ha。llowed spot to remind America of the fierce ur。gency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the s。unlit。 path of racial justice. Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all o。f God's children. Now is t。he time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.


It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment a。nd to underestimate the determination of th。e Negro. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an i。nvig。orating autumn of freedom and equality。. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. T。hose who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship righ。ts. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to sh。ake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.


But there。 is somethin。g tha。t I must say to my people who stand on t。he warm thres。hold which leads into。 the palace of justice. In。 t。he process of gaining。 our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our。 thirst for freedom b。y drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.


We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allo。w our c。reative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again an。d again we must ris。e to the majest。ic heights of meeting physical force w。ith soul。 force. The marvelous new militancy which。 has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people, for many of our w。hite brothers, as evidenced by their presenc。e here today, have come to realize t。hat their destiny is ti。ed up with our destiny。 and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We can。not walk alone.


And as we walk, we m。ust make。 the pledge th。at we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those w。ho are aski。ng the devotees of civil rights, When will you。 be satisfied? We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel。, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways a。nd the hotels o。f the citie。s. We cann。ot b。e satisfied as long as。 the Negro's b。asic mob。ility is from a smaller ghetto t。o a larger one. We can nev。er be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in。 New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we。 will no。t be s。atisfied u。nt。il justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.


I am not unmindful tha。t some of you have come he。re out of g。reat trials。 and。 tribulat。ions. Som。e of you have come fresh from narrow cells. Some of you have come from areas where your q。u。est for freedom lef。t you battered by the st。orms of pers。ec。ution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creati。ve suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is rede。mptive.


Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghett。os of our northern cities, knowing that someho。w t。h。is situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.


I。 say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I stil。l。 have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the Am。erican dream.


I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.


I have。 a dream that one day on the red hills o。f Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be。 ab。le。 to sit down to。gether at a table of brotherhoo。d.。


I have a dr。eam that one day even the state of Mississippi, a des。ert state, sweltering with。 the he。at of injustice and。 oppressio。n, will。 be transform。ed into an oasis of freedom and justice.


I have a dream that my four ch。ildren will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by t。he color of their skin but by the。 content of their character.


I have a dream today.


I ha。ve a dream that one day the state of Alabama, whose governor's lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where。 little black。 boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white bo。ys and。 white girls and wa。lk together as sisters and bro。thers.


I have a d。ream to。day.。


I have a dream that one。 day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be。 made strai。ght, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it toget。her.


This is our hope. This is the faith with which I return to the South. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the moun。t。ain of de。spair a stone of hope. With thi。s faith we will be able to transform th。e jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, t。o struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom toget。her, knowing that we will be free one day.


This will be the day when all of。 God's children will be able。 to sing with a new meaning, My countr。y, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, la。nd of the pilgr。im's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.


And if A。merica is to be a great n。ation this must become tru。e. So le。t fr。eedom ri。ng from the prodigious hilltops of。 New。 Hampshi。re. Let freedom ring from th。e mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alle。ghenies of Pennsylvani。a!


Let freedo。m ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!


Let freed。om ring from the curvaceous peaks of California!


But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mounta。in of Georgia。!。


Let free。dom ring from Lookou。t Mountain of Tennessee!


Let freedom ring from every h。il。l and every molehill of Mi。ssissippi. From every。 mountainside, let freedom ring.


When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from。 every village and every hamlet, from。 every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, P。rotestants and Ca。thol。ics, will be able t。o join hands and sing i。n the words of the old Neg

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