“I Have a Dream” and “Glory & Hope” were two great speeches given by two of the most significant and exceptional speakers in the 20th century. These 2 men were Dr. Martin Luther King Junior and Nelson Mandela. These two speeches were delivered at times when great racial segregation and injustice had been found in the deep chasms of human society. At that time the Negros in North America and South Africa were racially divided. The Apartheid in South Africa and the lack of rights for the Negros in North America.
The 2 speeches are tremendous speech’s which have been delivered by 2 outstanding people. “I Have a Dream” was delivered by Martin Luther King Jr and “Glory and Hope” was delivered by Nelson Mandela. When Dr. King delivered his speech he was demanding freedom and equality to be given to the African-American community in the United States. “Glory and Hope” was eradicated the apartheid had just ended in South Africa. He delivered his speech during his inauguration of presidency.
Background & Overview Everyone agrees that today Nelson Mandela is one of the greatest personalities of 21st century. He is the man, who has honoured our civilization with his kindness and noble contributions. Mandela contributed whole his life to the freedom fight in South Africa and his success will never be forgotten. Nelson Mandela learned the true meaning of freedom, democracy, liberty and human rights when he was doing his bachelor studies. He got really upset when he realized that Africans were treated like slaves and they were suffering by the British people who had occupied Africa since 1652.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear” (Mandela). Nelson Mandela spoke these words to clarify what bravery truly means. Mandela has used this mentality throughout his life of hardship and accomplishments. For instance, he was prosecuted, fought against the apartheid and became the first black president.
Mandela United South Africa, Ended Apartheid, and became the first colored president South Africa had. Nelson Mandela united the two racially divided parts of South Africa. According to The Daily News, Mandela united South Africa through sports,, “On June 24, 1995, Mandela and South Africa were triumphant. And he may just have saved a country by pulling on that green and gold jersey with a prancing antelope on the left breast. The Springboks were dear to the hearts of South Africa’s white Afrikaners and loathed by the nation’s black majority.
The next speech is Kings Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. While giving his speech King admitted that he questioned why the civil rights movement had received the award when it had not yet won the peace aspect of the award. Overall the speech was very inspiring with king saying, “I accept the Nobel Prize for Peace at a moment when 22 million Negroes of the United States of America are engaged in a creative battle to end the long night of racial injustice. I accept this award on behalf of a civil rights movement which is moving with determination and a majestic scorn for risk and danger to establish a reign of freedom and a rule of justice. "(USA today).
The first traits are optimism and self-confidence because Nelson Mandela thinks that South Africa will not have apartheid system forever and he has a strong belief that he can end the apartheid one day. The second traits are honesty and integrity because Nelson Mandela never compromised his integrity despite the extreme challenges he faced. For instance, he has refused conditional release from prison because he needs to renouncing violence, and violent protest that brings changes to the political system in South Africa. He also being truthful about his supporters and followers which make him be elected by them to become the first black president in South Africa. The trait is to drive because Nelson Mandela was motivated by the goal and fight against the apartheid consistently even though he was imprisoned in jail for 27 years because of
His strong sense of righteousness allowed him to greatly succeed and gather quite the following for example when Nelson Mandela was a young man he went to college and during that process he saw all the great discrimination towards black South Africans so he decided from a young to use his charisma to bring up protest to speak up against all the unfair treatment. That alone is only one example of Nelson Mandela 's use of his social status to help make a difference. Mandela spent one-third of his life as a state criminal in prison because of the political views, according to which the black population of South Africa should have the same rights as the white population. (intelligence)However, 27 years of imprisonment did not break his spirit and did not stop him from expressing his views in life. Mandela 's recognition started at
1. Introduction 1.1 Background In 2004, Nelson Mandela in his speech that he made in parliament after 10 years of being sworn in as the first elected democratic President of South Africa, he pleaded with all South Africans never to forget their past, but to use it as a guide in overcoming the challenges still facing the country. He mentioned that all South Africans must do good and belief in one another. He urged us to use our memory to remember how far we as South Africans have become and to how much we have actually achieved. I totally agree with his statement because all the injustices, sufferings and pain that some people have gone through should be used to celebrate the freedom that we have all gained and demonstrate the capacity of human beings in progress, to move forward, to become better human beings and to improve as well.
After he left prison, he led the ANC into negotiations with the minority government for an end to apartheid and created a multiracial government, later being elected South Africa 's first black president ("Nelson Mandela"). Nelson Mandela changed the world through creating the transition between apartheid to democracy in South Africa by spreading the message of racial equality through the actions of social justice. This is seen today through Mandela bringing peace to the racially divided country of South Africa and bringing in the world 's most progressive constitution for political reformation. Nelson Mandela threw out apartheid from the government and created an interracial democracy in South Africa during a time where the country was racially divided and darker skinned people were treated as slaves. Mandela sought to change this and lead peaceful protests to show the government there was a problem.