was a legendary man who changed the world into a better place to be in. His actions have made a huge impact in the world since African Americans are allowed to be a part of the government. As a result, Dr. King’s vision came true, Barack Obama is the first African-American President. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great leader, activist, and inspiration until he was assassinated in 1968. His life was filled with many accomplishments; stopping racism and changing the law to allow African Americans to vote and be a part of the government.
On August 28, 1963, 200,000 people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to listen to Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his infamous, "I Have a Dream," speech. He was a civil rights activist, and in his speech he describes the injustices of segregation and discrimination of African Americans taking place in our nation. King's purpose is to provoke a change in the minds and hearts of the American people. He adopts a determined tone in order to appeal to similar feelings of his audience who want the freedom and civil rights that other citizens have. King effectively convinces his audience that racism and segregation should be terminated by using rhetorical appeals such as ethos, logos, and pathos.
Introduction The stories of the founding of the United States is legendary in many regards. History places it that America was found by a group of farmers who had local political experience. This group came together in one accord and in arms to go against the monarch and tyrant to become a self-governed state. In the words of these men, “all men are created equal,” a phrase that natural elicited men and women to risk their lives for freedom . However, there is a lurking contradiction in the affirmation of the founding fathers that all men were created with equal opportunities considering the many years that they kept African in the York of slavery.
Now, I'm just happy that God has allowed me to live in this period to see what is unfolding. And I'm happy that He's allowed me to be in Memphis. (Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1968) Dr. King knew that God had a purpose for him where he was planted, that was to lead the civil rights movement “The civil rights movement was a struggle for social justice that took place mainly during the 1950s and 1960s for blacks to gain equal rights under the law in the United States”. (History.com, staff, 2009). Dr. king fought for Human dignity, why was anyone denied the right to vote, employment or even forced to the back because of their ethnic background.
Martin Luther King, one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movements, wrote a historical speech “I Have A Dream”(1963) in which he argued that “There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship.”(102) Martin Luther King provides support for this argument by saying “That all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, and by using juxtaposition,he states what’s in the historical documents versus what’s actually going on. He uses these rhetorical strategies in order to help gain equal rights for all, justifying civil rights movement and its cause. To prove to his audience who is the U.S government, all American
300,000 people joined this event, which was an event marked as history for American civil rights. Martin Luther King is known for his famous speech “ I Have a Dream” which is considered one of the greatest speeches, following the steps of Lincoln, King delivers a speech describing his vision or dream that African-Americans will gain their rights and will be treated equally as any other human beings. Once again, I believe that Mahatma Ghandi is the greatest hero because of his peaceful beliefs and love to his people. At the age of 78, Mahatma Ghandi left this world with a positive influence and encouragement to others to stand up for what they believe in. Mahatma Ghandi believed hat Muslims as well as Hindus are equally valued.
In the profound speech, "I have a dream" by Martin Luther King Jr. there is a quote from the book of Amos. Amos 5:24 says, "But let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." At that time in history, the blacks were still being discriminated against 100 years after the Civil War had occurred. King makes it clear in his speech that all men are created equal and all men should be treated justly. Luther also stated in his speech, "I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
Has Martin Luther King’s Dream Come True? Martin Luther King, was fighting for African Americans to have the same rights as the white people. He was fighting for racism to stop. He had made a speech about how he felt. Martin Luther King has a dream, that all people will be treated equally.
He started it off by saying “ I am happy to join you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom.” (I Have a Dream speech) That’s exactly what happened, his speech went down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom. Martin Luther stood up for what he believed in, that black people should be treated the same as white people.
Having Faith like Dr. King By: Deandra Washington Bravery, confidence, encouraging, and powerful are all traits of the great Civil Rights Activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had these qualities and was a great public figure in the movement towards freedom Americans. He became a Morehouse College student at 15 years old, he was ordained as a minister at eighteen and at twenty-six he received his Ph.D. from Boston University. He grew up in a time in which African Americans were segregated from whites. He saw the injustice in this because America is a place where he thought that all men were free. Sadly, this was not the case.
There are many examples of heros, but there is one hero who is an example of courage and selflessness. Martin Luther King spoke in front of nearly 250,000 people at the Lincoln memorial during the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs on August 28, 1963. This shows that Martin Luther King, Jr. exemplifies Courage because he has the audacity to stand up for what he thinks is right in front of almost 250,000 people, Martin Luther King, Jr. has enough courage to keep going, So he continues to state his 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." (King Jr., “I have a dream speech”) Martin Luther