名人教英文：i have a dream 伟大演说
requests came from all over america for martin luther king jr to speak. he addressed thousands of people in chicago, los angeles, and detroit. at the time, president john f kennedy was about to introduce major civil rights legislation (立法). it would outlaw segregation on interstate (州际) transportation. it would also force school integration (种族融合). king believed this law would be of great benefit to black people. in fact, it would be beneficial to all americans who wanted to live in a more just society. but a dramatic event was needed to bring the need for this law to america.
a philip randolph came up with an idea. he was the founder of the largest black union in america, the brotherhood of sleeping car porters. he urged (竭力主张) a massive march on washington, d c. black people and those whites who also wanted justice would take part in the march. king liked the idea. but many white people were afraid such a big march would lead to violence. some people in the united states government thought martin luther king jr was a dangerous man. they felt he was a threat to america.
j edgar hoover was the head of the federal bureau of investigation (fbi) at the time. he feared that communists, who were spreading revolution around the world, were behind king.
communism (共产主义) was considered a real threat to the free world. in many countries, communists undermined (逐渐破坏) the government by stirring up (煽动) minority groups. hoover believed that was what king was doing. hoover suspected that king was a communist himself.