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What does Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., predict for the future of American society?

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Martin Luther King, Jr., predicts that "There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights." There cannot be peace as long as the promise of freedom is denied to anyone in the country. He argues that those men who founded the country promised freedom to all, and without that freedom, there will be unrest and discontent. He predicts that "The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright days of justice emerge."

He also predicts that "one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'" He believes that, some day, all of the black community's protests against racial inequality will lead to a universal understanding that everyone must be...

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