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If You Had A Dream Worksheet

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Directions:

Complete Dr. King's legendary speech in the context of today's world. Replace Dr. King's words found with the parenthesis with your own.

I have a dream that one day this nation will: (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.")

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I have a dream that one day: (on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.)

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I have a dream that one day: (even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.)

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I have a dream that: (my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.)

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I have a dream today.

I have 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 boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers.)

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I have a dream today.

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 straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.)

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This is our hope... With this faith we will be able to: (hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.)

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This will be the day when: (all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.)

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