Our brother James farmer, along with many others, is also in jail. We come here today with a great sense of misgiving, it is true that we support the administration's civil rights bill, we support it with great reservations, however unless Title III is put in. this bill, there nothing to protect the young children and women who must face police dogs and fire hoses in the south while they engage in the peaceful demonstrations.” (Lewis Book 2 107) John Lewis was trying to get the people of America to understand what horrific endeavors blacks had to endure for equality. Even when faced with such acts, they remained cal, sometimes silent and respectful, they never attacked their attackers.
Throughout March Book Two John Lewis tells how he was directly involved in both public demonstrations and behind-the-scenes meetings with government officials and African-American leaders. He recalls with unflinching honesty his account from the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church to his eventual break with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee’s (SNCC) increasingly radical elements. Alternating stomach-turning incidents of violence including his own vicious clubbing on the Selma to Montgomery march with passages of impassioned rhetoric from many voices, he chronicles the growing fissures within the movement. In the stunning conclusion to the March trilogy. Congressman John Lewis tells how by the fall of 1963, the Civil Rights Movement has penetrated deep into the American nation, and as chairman of the SNCC, John Lewis is guiding the tip of the spear.
Further elaborated in Lewis’ speech is the idea of taking a stand towards something that one believes in by persuading those participating in the march to be a part of this movement for equality and integration for all. Lewis illustrates this idea by stating, “We must get in this revolution and complete the revolution” (para 8). In this statement, Lewis refers to the fight for integration and freedom as a “revolution” rather than a movement. This implies that Lewis sees this movement as something that is going to make a huge change and also reveals his confidence toward that change being positive for the African American society. The significance of this statement is that Lewis is not just speaking just to speak, but he is speaking with a
The graphic memoir, March, is a biography about Congressman John Lewis’ young life in rural Alabama which provides a great insight into lives of black families in 1940s and 50s under Jim Crow and segregation laws. March opens with a violent march at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, which the gruesome acts later became known as “Bloody Sunday,” during this march, 600 peaceful civil rights protestors were attacked by the Alabama state troopers for not listening to their commands. The story then goes back and forth depicts Lewis growing up in rural Alabama and President Obama’s inauguration in 2009. This story of a civil rights pioneer, John Lewis, portrays a strong influence between geography, community, and politics. The correlation between these pillars of March is that they have to coexist with other in order for John Lewis to exist that the world knows today.
John Lewis said this, this is the reason he was the reason he was apart of the Big six to stop the violent ness between blacks and
Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” has an amazing and also very extensive use of rhetorical devices in order to make the reader relate. Martin Luther King Jr. was very good with his words and as a preacher, he knew how to get to people's hearts. There were plenty of rhetorical devices that he could have used. Martin Luther King Jr. knew exactly which ones were gonna get to the people. Martin Luther King Jr. used ethos pathos and logos.
It was the 1959-1960 school year in Nashville, Tennessee. I large spring of hope began to bubble up from the earth. It’s beginning came from American Baptist College. A major proponent for this geyser was John Lewis. John Lewis was a student activist that led sit-ins and non-violent movements.
Contextualizing the rhetorical situation of John Lewis’ March on Washington speech allows readers to break down four major parts in order to have a better understanding of the rhetoric involved. Each of the four parts, that is the author, the purpose, the audience and the origin( space and time) help to elaborate on the significance of the speech at hand. Specifically in this rhetorical situation, we will delve into the several factors that played significant roles in shaping how The March on Washington was not only presented to John Lewis and his peers, but as well as the country. When looking at the four parts necessary in contextualizing the rhetorical situation, it is important to note any problems or constraints that might have motivated
On the morning of August 28, 1963 during the March on Washington, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his most powerful and famous speech. His use of pathos, ethos, and logos are the foundation of his persuasive movement. King's energy and passion lights a civil rights fire that even today refuses to diminish. How does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr persuade thousands even millions to fight for freedom? It is simply his use of ethos, pathos, and logos.
MLK never tries to come across as arrogant or above anyone else. However, he purposely used these factual and biblical references, as well as quotes from inspiring people, in order for the audience to gain intense faith in King and force them to truly believe in him. He used this tactic in order to prove his message of how a bar for social justice and equality is possible and has been set for the people to reach. In addition to establishing the logos appeal within Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter, he also conveyed brilliant diction through his use of repetition, passionate word choice, and vivid imagery. For example, he used repetition
There was an imagine that John Lewis saw from a newspaper that stuck to him. The image was of colored man holding up a sign saying “One man, One vote!” (Lewis and Aydin 2:154) Who would’ve thought that he'd incorporate that very quote in his speech. In Lewis’s view “One Man, One Vote.
The right to protest is a basic human right guaranteed straight out of the U.S Constitution. However, this right was infringed upon when the Birmingham police force used excessive force to quell a peaceful civil rights protest. Not only did they throw Martin Luther King Jr. in jail for protesting peacefully, but also his fellow clergymen applauded the actions of the Birmingham police force. Persuasive and Hopeful, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” letter urges the clergymen to change their opinion on the way the police acted, and also what he hopes the future will be like for African Americans in America. Through his use of tone, rhetorical appeals, and rhetorical tools, King Jr. attempts to sway the opinions of
MLK also uses rhetorical devices to persuade the audience. MLK states In Letter To Birmingham Jail, “Why direct action, why sit-ins, marches, and so forth?” (King 7) MLK used rhetorical questions so the audience would have to think to themselves. MLK is showing the audience that by doing these actions is the only way they will be heard.