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In the speech, King incorporated quotations from patriotic and religious documents to put the struggle of racial inequality "in the context of the great principles of American history.

Waving the banner for progress, King did not condemn the ills of hatred and malice that often permeated day-to-day news of racial conflicts with minced words and an angry fist.
 
Instead, King meshed the cadence of a Baptist preacher with the credence of a man who was well-versed not only in the history of African-Americans in the United States, but America itself.
 
ing pulled phrases from the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation and even the song "America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)" to drive his points home
 
"He's saying, 'Hey, this is the rhetoric upon which our country was founded
 
"These political documents were forged so that we have a system of sustainability that outlined humanity, but also the political rights that have been given to all of God's children."
 
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