Comparing Letter From Birmingham Jail: Discrimination And Inequality

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Discrimination and inequality has been an issue the world has been dealing with for a really long time. It has taken over and now is one of the biggest issues mankind faces today. It has caused much pain and misery for the people of color and different religions. Riots occurred, people were beaten and some actions even lead to death. One man was exhausted by all of this hate and inequality and stood up for what he believed in most. That man was Martin Luther King Jr. By comparing “Letter from Birmingham Jail” and his “I Have a Dream” speech, two of his most famous pieces, you will notice how strong and powerful his words are and how much passion he used to persuade people to go the right direction in his fight for equality.

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But not only does he use emotion, he also uses fact to prove his statements and points. One of the most powerful facts in this speech was “this note was a promise to all men, yes, even black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed “ undeniable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” This fact is explaining how our founding fathers promised people of different color rights, but never received them, further proving King’s point. He also mentions the Emancipation Proclamation, a promise for freeing all slaves, issued by one of the greatest presidents this nation has ever had, Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln being one of the greatest protesters and civil rights activists of his time, wanted a better life for the citizens of America, he made a promise and he kept that promise and freed all slaves held in the United States.That is why he gave his speech outside of the Lincoln Memorial, to honor his impact and services, Martin Luther King wanted to create the same impact as Lincoln and he wanted people to see his dream. He states that “ I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be be able to
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