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What specific acts of injustice against African Americans which King cites in his speech?

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frangin | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:16 PM via web

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What specific acts of injustice against African Americans which King cites in his speech?

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted March 23, 2012 at 12:24 PM (Answer #1)

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In this speech, King does not cite any specific acts of injustice towards any individual African Americans.  Instead, he speaks in general terms about the sorts of injustices suffered by all African Americans.  King talks about police brutality.  He talks about segregation in motels and hotels.  He talks about residential segregation and "white only" signs on drinking fountains.  He talks about the denial of the right to vote.  This is as specific as King gets in this speech.  He is talking about general kinds of injustice, not about specific incidents of injustice to individuals.

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