You’re greatest test is when you are able to bless someone else while going through the storm. As quoted by Dr.Martin Luther King, “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor, it must be demanded by the oppressed.” In this quote Dr. Martin Luther King was essentially saying that freedom has to be fought for. It will not be given to us by those in higher power and authority: we need to take if for ourselves. As an African American female I understand I am free and the Constitution says we are all equal, but as I grow older and branch out into the real world I am going to have to struggle in order to secure civic freedom. Dr.King’s general message is regardless of race. He is encouraging African American to keep pushing through with the civil rights struggle and not lose hope. He acknowledges the importance of freedom from a hypothetical perspective but he knows that freedom’s true essence lies in overcoming.