Essay On Martin Luther King Jr

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African Americans received no respect for decades and decades. No matter if you were old or young, man or a woman. Martin Luther King Jr. was an inspirational speaker sticking up for what was right. While dealing with the same disrespect all Negroes were receiving. King spoke out his hopes and wishes for the world, hoping to change the ways of many. King helped people understand by using persuasive and inspiring words, which people eventually listened to. King brought himself and African American the right to freedom of speech. King uses logos in his text to share information to the people, about the difficulties that African Americans had to deal with. Negroes kept waiting for their rights and never received them. However Thomas Jefferson did write “ that all men are created equal...”:“Five Score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But 100 years later, the Negro still is not free.” ( King, para. 2-3) King is explaining that once there had been an act to end slavery. Yet 100 years had past and segregation still continued and over the 100 years nothing had been changed. He added the Emancipation Proclamation document because many Americans know and understand the document. African Americans
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