Happy MLK Day! Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most influential people in history, and this year instead of posting a quote I thought it would be cool to look at the word frequency of “I Have a Dream”:

The most commonly used noun is freedom, which is used twenty times in the speech. This makes sense, since freedom is one of the primary themes of the speech.

Other key themes? Consider these commonly repeated words:

freedom (20 times)
we (30 times), our (17 times), you (8 times)
nation (10 times), america (5 times), american (4 times)
justice (8 times) and injustice (3 times)
dream (11 times)
“I Have a Dream” can be summarized in the view below, which associates the size of the word with its frequency.

word frequency of I Have a Dream Speech
word frequency of I Have a Dream Speech