In our drama class we had to create a speech using a public figure that has something to do with politics. For example, I choose Martin Luther King Jr. because he stood up for what he believed in, like when Antigone did not stop at anything to bury her brother. After finishing milestone one, I believe that speaking your mind and standing up is the right thing to do.
Today, I had a dream, where white people and black people had the same rights as any other citizen. I had a dream where we do live in a kingdom where colored people had the same privileges as white people.
I had a dream where I stood in front of you and spoke the truth that I would never say in public. I had a dream that I would not stop at anything to make sure I spoke my mind.
“Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.” -MLK
But little did I know that one hundred years later, negroes are still not free. One hundred years later negroes are crippled because of segregation and discrimination. But the one thing we can do is stand up! Stand up for ourselves, protest, do what we need to do to get our rights. What did Antigone do? She fought for her brother, but when she was down she said,“Alas! In my wretchedness, I have no home, not with human beings or corpses, not with the living or the dead.” – Antigone. But did she give up on her brother? NO!!!