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I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963
This is an excerpt of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most famous speech

In paragraphs 2 and 3, the allusions serve to


to provide historical evidence of the negative treatment of black Americans in history.


to provide context as to when black American rights were discussed as a nation.


to remind and inspire his audience of Abraham Lincoln's fight for black slaves a century prior.


to establish credibility and trust within the audience present at the time.

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