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I Have a Dream

 

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You have probably read or listened to Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. In August 1963, approximately 250,000 women, men and children marched in Washington for civil rights and equality for African Americans. Imagine so many people peacefully marching for civil rights and equality. Now think of the city you live in. I live in San Francisco. Imagine a third of the people in San Francisco marching.

 

Vocabulary
Approximately: about
Civil rights: the rights we get as citizens
March: to walk for a special reason such as civil rights and human rights

 

Usage note: You can see ‘women, men and children’ above. Traditionally, this was men, women, and children. Today, some people use the former and some use the latter. This is part of moving toward equality, except for children…

 

Vocabulary
Traditionally: since long ago
Former: the one before
Latter: the one after

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