The Censors, By Charles Euchner: The Idea Of Freedom

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Freedom The idea of Freedom can be seen in short stories and speeches in our textbooks. Freedom is seen in Martin Luther King Jr’s speech, “I Have a Dream”, from August 28, 1962. Freedom is also shown in, “A People’s History of the 1963 March on Washington” by Charles Euchner. On the other hand, The lack of Freedom is the main topic of the short story, “The Censors” by Luisa Valenzuela. The topic of Freedom can be seen throughout Dr.King’s speech. “ But one hundred years later, The Negro still is not free; one hundred years later, the life of a Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination…” As you can see, Dr. King has mentioned the discrimination of segregation and how the Negro didn’t have Freedom. In other parts of his speech, he mentions a lot about how him and his same race doesn’t have the same rights with the Whites, due to the lack of Freedom they had at the time.…show more content…
It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned.” Clearly, Euchner has mentioned his thoughts about Freedom when reading Dr. King’s speech. Euchner believes that when reading the speech, Dr. King made his point that it’s unfair that the Americans get their Freedom and equality rights, while the Negroes are still in poverty and the discrimination of segregation doesn’t change their equality rights

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