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Martin Luther King, Jr. describes life one hundred years after the signing the Emancipation Proclamation in his "I Have a Dream" speech. What specific examples does he state about life one hundred years later in the second paragraph?

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In the second paragraph of the "I Have a Dream" speech, King mentions the following aspects of black life, a century after the slaves were freed through the Emancipation Proclamation: he says, first, that black people still suffer from segregation and discrimination. He notes, second, that black people exist on what he calls an "island" of poverty amid widespread white prosperity. He also mentions that black people are marginalized or, as he puts it, shoved into the corners of society. Alluding to the Bible and the state of the ancient Israelites in Egypt, King finally calls black folks "exiles" in their own land.

In a nutshell, King explains that legal freedom has not brought equality or prosperity to the black population. They are poor, marginalized, and discriminated against. He will go on later in the speech to say that black people were given a promissory note (a note one gets when taking out a loan, promising to pay it back) from whites one hundred years ago, stipulating that they...

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