Berndt, Michael, and Amy Muse. Composing a Civic Life. 2nd ed. Pearson Education, Inc., 2007. 506-24. Print.
“We only assemble here because of our desire to see right exist.”
As stated in the title, that is a quote from a speech spoken by Martin Luther King Jr. I picked this particular quote because it left me in a state of thought after I read it. I couldn’t read on. This one sentence tells the exact point of the speech, and it doesn’t appear at the begginning or at the end. It appears in the middle. I just love that. I also love how he makes it clear that he isn’t there for violence, or to cause trouble, but to ONLY see to it that his right as an American is exhibited. I wish I could have been there to see the crowd cheer as he stated this sentence with determination. It’s just awesome.