Martin Luther King, Jr. was an extremely impactful activist during the Civil Rights Movement that gave over 2,500 speeches in his lifetime. Of these speeches, his most popular is his famous I Have a Dream speech that he gave on August 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C. during the March on Washington. Even famous speakers like Martin Luther King, Jr. use persuasive techniques to appeal to the different sides of their audiences. In order to appeal to his predominately African American audience, Martin Luther King, Jr. makes reference to Abraham Lincoln and his granting freedom to slaves by signing the Emancipation Proclamation.
“I Have A Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr. argues for the rights of black people. He declares that white people need to remove the harsh treatments that restrict the black people from living a normal, first-class citizen lifestyle. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks in an authoritative tone that signifies that changes must be made to the black people, and he clearly speaks for every single black person that lives in the land of the free. Martin Luther King Jr. effectively justifies his argument that black people need to be treated like everyone else through ethos, pathos, and logos. First, Martin Luther King Jr. uses ethos to confirm that what he is saying is justified.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a very empowering speech in August 28, 1963 and an informative letter in the margins of a newspaper on April 16, 1963. Dr. King took his time to speak out for every African Americans rights, that made him known as the leader of the Civil Rights Movement. The speech that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr wrote “I have a Dream” gives a pathos feel, building ups emotions towards real equality for each and every person, and not just separate, but equal living conditions. It also gives a logos appeal. The speech also called for Civil and Economic Rights.
Introduction: Martin Luther King Jr. was an American pastor, activist, and a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He fought for equality and integration. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. He was against racism and believed that white and black people should be seen as equal instead of opposites. He won plenty of cases and therefore became a very popular civil rights leader of America.
Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Had a Dream” speech was very commanding speech to the black and white people of the United States of America. His ambition was to end racism and segregation between the blacks and whites in the country. King’s greatest motive was equality, and he would not let anything change that from happening. In Martin Luther King Jr’s speech his tone was very determined. He was very passionate while being determined for everything he believed in.
The Declaration of Independence, The Emancipation Proclamation, and The Constitution all declared everyone of all color to be free ;however, people are still segregated and denied their rights based on the color of their skin. In the speech “I have a Dream” by Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. he persuades his audience to treat everyone (of all color) as equals and to give everyone the rights that they deserve. This speech was the most compelling because there were many rhetorical devices being used which helped emphasize the idea of all men being equal and free. It also emphasized how much he fought to be equal with no hatred in his heart.
The person I chose to write my declamation speech was Martin Luther King Jr., the reason behind me choosing him is because I believe that he a great impact in American History. Thanks to him, we are all considered to be equally with one another without caring about what you ethnicity is or by the color of your skin. A brief biography of Martin Luther King Jr, he was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta Georgia and was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Before he was known as the man who ended the unfair treatment between the whites and African Americans in the south he was known as being a Baptist Minister. I believe his most important key accomplishment, was him ending the unfair treatment between the whites and African Americans in the south, thanks to him they created the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's “I Have Dream” speech was very inspirational in the fight against racial inequality. It sparked the beginning of a progression towards change and freedom, for the multitudes of those oppressed and victims of injustices and brutality. Held in Washington D.C, August 28, 1963 and attended by thousands, Dr. King spoke towards the need for full recognition and realization of the need for racial equality. Those in attendance ranged from everyday people to civil rights activist leaders. As stated within his speech.
Introduction and context about the speech. During the following work I will carry out an exhaustive analysis of the speech of Martin Luther King Jr. “I have a dream…” which is considered the most influential speech of the 20th century.
Nakul Sridhar | 1313016, II JPEnglish I HAVE A DREAM WHAT? I Have a Dream is a speech given by African-American Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. WHEN? The speech was delivered on 28 August 1963 during the March on Washington, and became a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.