“…what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom…” in the fist sentence of the total speech what shows the believable that it’s the history of black men’s freedom. In fact, he succeeded so that he became one of the greatest speakers in the world because of this speech. “Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning” shows that King believes his dream black people’s rights and life same as white people, will achievement eventually. And not only he believe it, but also it persuasive other people. “And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream.
The imagery he used made the people feel valuable and they were ready to make a difference. The imagery put it into perspective on how negroes were actually treated and how they felt. Overall, Mr. King enforced different messages and lessons by using different speaking skills. The hand gestures, facial expressions, and the imagery he used inspired many people to take action and change what has been done. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech has left an incredible mark on us today.
“Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” This is the well-known quote displayed both on his gravestone and in the “I Have a Dream Speech” by Martin Luther King, one of the most influential Civil Rights activists of his time. Although he is widely praised as if he’s perfect, Martin often faced racism during his childhood. The racial discrimination, as well as his religious views, caused him to fight for equal rights.
It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream” (Martin Luther King I Have a Dream Speech, paragraph 16). Dr. King uses the tactic of referring to the American dream to appeal to the emotions of the audience as a whole. Implying that we all have freedom and rights ignites an emotional response everyone can relate to. Dr. King sparks an emotional response with that passage, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” (Martin Luther King I Have a Dream Speech, paragraph 20). Using this statement helps the audience to understand he is a parent and wants what is best for his children, similar to all the other parents in the audience.
One phase he said over and over again was “I have a dream...” He repeated this phrase to convince everyone listening that he believed that one day blacks and whites would live in harmony together and segregation would be a thing of the past. He wanted everyone to believe that it was possible, they just had to push for a change. Later, at the end of his speech, he said, “And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ‘Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!’” By the time he got to the end, he was practically yelling at the crowd because he felt so strongly that one day all his hopes and dreams would all come true and justice would come and he wanted them to never give up on that dream.
Today, the SCLC is fighting for the equal rights of everyone, regardless of race, gender, religion or background. King went on to receive a doctorate in philosophy in systemic theology from Boston University, and to become a Baptist minister. Dr.King was not only a man of the people but also a family man with his wife, Coretta Scott King, whom he married in 1953, he had four children. Two sons, Martin Luther King the third, and Dexter Scott King, as well as two daughters, Bernice and Yolanda King. Knowing that the future he was fighting for was the one his children would live in inspired King further.
M.X: Being both a Muslim and an African American my youth was rough but I came out of them stronger and I believe that to achieve something concrete we have to be prepared to do anything for our case. Thank you very much. Moving on to your famous speeches – ‘I have a Dream’ by Martin Luther King and ‘The Ballot or the Bullet’ by Malcolm X. What do you think made your speech most effective – the way you used your language or the context you spoke in? MLK: I definitely think the context was important because it gave a basis for the speech to reach people.
One of the most popular ones was the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” held on august 28 1963. This is where he did his famous i have a dream speech.this speech was one of the biggest impacts towards the civil rights act.Some of the words from that speech were “I have a dream that one day right there in Alabama little black boys and little black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. (Deseret News). Theses words are very special because it's saying that one day he hopes to see black and white kids playing and talking together like brothers and sisters with no racism. In the 1950s racism was really bad. Black people were treated as if they were animals and had no meaning in life.
People might wonder what was so great about Malcolm X and what made him who he is today? Malcolm X was an inspiration towards African Americans. He led by example and stood up for his rights. He wanted change and worked his hardest for black people, like himself, to have fair opportunities as white men had. His assassination did not fall short because he did everything he could during his lifetime for African Americans to have equal rights and was one of the most influential leaders towards black men.
He carries on the phrase, “one hundred years later,” to emphasize the necessity of racial justice. For instance, King stirred the audience with, “one hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.” He helps those who do not experience racism realize that African Americans have not lived a privileged life as they do. In addition, King continues to apply the phrase “I Have a Dream,” which ultimately became the title of his famous speech. “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’” In this phrase, he refers to the Declaration of Independence. Ironically, not all men were “created equal in the U.S.” since those of color were still suffering from racial injustices and discrimination.
King’s use of pathos helps him to advances his ideas. King is able to pull to his audience’s hearts by referring to the people who fight for desegregation as heroes. He states how these heroes “will be the James Merediths… old, oppressed, battered Negro women… young high school and college students, young ministers and… their elders” (King 4). King reminds his audience that there are many heroes in the world, and the heroes who fight for segregation will be young and old. King tells his audience they can be heroes, further developing King’s view of a socially free America.
Fredrick Douglass was an American abolitionist who proved to be an inspirational person by overcoming the obstacles he faced and obtaining an education and eventually his freedom. He showed that through his persistence that you can achieve your goals. Douglass was able to become an inspiration to many of his fellow slaves as well as future generations who read his work. Douglas became an inspiration though pursuing an education although only learning the basics, finding ways to learn from other and ultimately teaching himself. He was a firm believer in the equality of all people whether it would be race or gender.
Love, Leadership and Legacy was written to inspire, encourage and motivate people to embrace godly leadership. Thoughtful examination of scripture shows that God has a plan for each of us and He desires for us to live and lead for His glory. The author’s hope is that this devotional will draw you into a deeper relationship with God and provide you the encouragement and wisdom needed to lead in today’s world. "I think everyone who reads Anthony 's book will enjoy and appreciate his willingness to share some of the most personal moments in his life, including both success and pain, ranging from championships in sports to embarrassment and suffering in life. It will be obvious to the reader why he 's so willing to share his life in this way--it 's because he desires to see people let God help them win at this game called LIFE."
There are countless individuals all around the United States who have grown up hearing about the courageous acts of Martin Luther King Jr. and his fight for civil rights for the colored. It took one determined man to gain followers and help achieve his goal that changed America for the better. King took a stand and used a non violent and peaceful manner to ensure peace in our country. This valiant man impacted our nation by allowing everyone to have a clear view to welcome everyone into society. In other words, King has taught many of us that accepting everyone into society regardless of race, religion or ethnicity is what one should do to show empathy and kindness.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man. He helped equalize the black race and also contributed to the unity of the United States. Dr. King knew when he marched that he would have to be ethical about everything he hoped to achieve. He knew that when he started the march that it was going to be a tough road ahead of him. His plan of keeping desegregation in his sights encouraged him to keep the marches and rallies peaceful.