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BarackObamas election and re-election show that this country has certainly come along way since Dr. Kings era, yet in some ways, things havent changed enough.For your new discussion post, write a short essay of at least 300 words thatexplains whether or not you think the promise of the speeches has been realizedor not and why.
 
Reading Assignments
Both speeches are availablein text on the American Rhetoric website. You can also follow the textwhile you listen to the Dr. King.
Read/listento I Have a Dream:
Read/listento Ive Been to the Mountaintop:
Note: If you decide to write about either of these speeches inyour assignments, cite the source with paragraph numbers from the text on AmericanRhetoric.
 
President Barack Obama
PresidentObamas First Presidential Inaugural Address (Jan. 20, 2009) exemplifies thatAmericans today are living with the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement.
Read/listento the Address on American Rhetoric:
Ifyou wish, you can watch the speech on YouTube:
Note: If you decide to write about this speech in yourassignments, cite the source with paragraph numbers from the text on AmericanRhetoric.