A Promissory Note

“A promissory note” – In King’s view, the American Founders promised freedom for “every American” and gave them a “check” to cash for their freedom. As says, the marchers had come in 1963 to cash their check. King sees the American Founding in a positive light – as the beginning of the story of the unfolding of freedom for all people. The question, in King’s mind, is whether the American people will live up to the principles of the Founders.