This product contains a lesson plan, vocabulary, questions with answer key, and an image of the Lincoln Memorial in front of which Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr. made his famous speech. I use this lesson to introduce the topic of the American Dream prior to reading "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry. It can be used for the same purpose with a variety of texts dealing with African Americans hoping to achieve the American dream and struggling because of barriers created by society. This lesson is great for teaching about prominent historical figures, especially during upcoming Black History Month. Clipart courtesy of Illumismart.