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Which statement does NOT characterize Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech?

1.)It openly criticized the Governor of Alabama
My Answer2.)It supported the peaceful congregation of peoples of all races and religions
3.)It pointed out racial problems in the South but ignored racial injustice in the North
4.)It invoked the power and symbolism of "the American dream"

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    It looks as if you need to read/reread it.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/17/i-have-a-dream-speech-text_n_809993.html

    ALL of it.

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    I already have read the whole thing...

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    Then reread it -- keeping these four items in mind.

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    Can you tell me which two is not the answer..so like 3 and what other?...

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    1. This was in reference to the Governor of Georgia: "I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification ... "

    Are you sure you read this? And understand it? I don't know how anyone who has read it can't choose the three obviously wrong answers.

    Scour that text ... think ... let us know what you find.

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    Is it number 1?

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    Absolutely not. I gave you that example so you'd know one thing that was IN the speech.

    Are you clear on the question? Three of those things are referred to IN the speech. One is not. Which one is not?

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    You don't have to be so rude....

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    I'm not intending to be rude. I know that these "NOT" questions are almost always badly phrased, and I'm wondering if the "NOT" aspect of this is what's getting in your way.

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    That's the reason i posted it, it because it was confusing me...but i understand now..

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    Rephrase the question in your mind:

    Which three of the following ideas are included in Rev. King's speech?

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    Numbers 1-3.

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    #3 is referring to this: "And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and that day when every city, we will be able to speed up all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, 'Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!'"

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    So its 3?

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    i don't know nannielee

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