Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is still influencing the world through the morals he left behind; without his contributions the United States would be without civil rights. It is important to remember that he was one of the few people to take a leadership position in the Civil Rights Movement, even when they were confronted with obstacles such as corrupt
After completing his master's degree, King “began his doctorate at Boston College, where he met Coretta Scott” (www.biography.com). The two fell in love instantly, got married in 1953 and had four children; Yolanda, Martin Luther King Jr. III, Dexter, and Bernice. The family lived in Atlanta, Georgia and then to Montgomery, Alabama, where King became the pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church at age twenty-five. He soon forced on the Civil Rights movement and dedicated almost all of his time into fighting for equality. With all his contributions, King “won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his Civil Rights achievements” (Nimtz 1).
In both of these texts Dr. King used pathos and logos to inspire change and reach out to the people during the civil rights movements. To begin with Dr. King used logos in his speech to educate the people and give them evidence and logic. Dr. King used both logos and pathos in his speech here is an example of logos used in his speech. “ Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, Signed the Emancipation Proclamation.”(King 261) is the quote that Dr. King wrote in his speech. He is telling them that the African Americans have been free for five hundred years and that was a great point in history but the African Americans aren’t treated equally or fairly.
Martin Luther’s famous quotes was“ I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” I like this quote because just by reading it you can feel the way he felt when he said it. Also you can tell that the saying came from his heart. This is an example of freedom of speech, it's a right until it affects the common good of the people. Martin helped by standing up for what he believed in no matter what other people thought. Some other people that were involved in freedom of speech were the Freedom Riders.
Also, King has made a tremendous impact on the future of equality for all. Largely his most iconic speech was that of his 1963 speech, I Have a Dream (A&E Networks Television). Martin Luther king is widely recognized as one of the best speech givers of all time. Personally I picked him as a speaker to analyze as King appealed to the masses in a time period in which it was difficult, with a subject that was very hard to enforce. Also, one thing I really enjoy about King, as a speaker is his how relatable he is and how he practices what he preaches.
King was elected president of the SCLC and his job was to travel around the world informing people on non violent protests and civil rights, while also meeting with religious, and political leaders such as Richard Nixon. He even traveled to India and met with family members and followers of Gandhi, whom is the influence behind King’s non violent change (History). In February 1960, African American students started a non violent movement known as a “sit-in.” It was a form of nonviolent protest in which students would go to lunch counters that would not serve African American people and would sit there until they would either be served or kicked out. The students were protesting segregation at lunch counters and the movement Sachariason
The event that brought about the boycott took place on December 1, 1955. On this day, four African American passengers, including Rosa Parks, were asked to give up their seats on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, as per a city ordinance. Parks was the only one to refuse. Because of this, she was arrested and fined. When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. caught wind of this, he and a colleague organized the boycott of Montgomery 's bus system.
The bus, when on arrival was attacked by racist locals. The tires to the bus was flattened and the windows were broken by bricks that were thrown by the Whites that surrounded the bus. The bus was burned and luckily no one was killed. This bus only had half of the Freedom Riders on it because they were going to two different cities in Alabama, this bus was going to Anniston and the other to Birmingham. Birmingham, Alabama was the most racist city in the United States at the time.
How Martin Luther King Jr uses pathos in his speech Martin Luther King Jr. wrote the speech I have a dream it’s about having freedom because back in the day they didn’t have a lot of freedom people judged by the color of their skin and he was trying to speak for many people of both ethnicities and religion. He wants everyone to have the same freedom and to be able to do things together and not have to different bathrooms, schools, water fountains etc. Martin Luther King Junior’s most persuasive appeal is pathos because he shows the audience his passion for wanting the best for everyone and the future of his people, he shows hope because he wants the future for everyone to improve and he shows confidence because he knows a lot about this topic and he has been in a lot of situations like this before. One way Martin Luther King Jr. uses his emotions to persuade people to trust him is through his passion. Martin Luther King Jr shows passion because he believes everyone should have equal rights even though they may be of a different ethnicity, religion, etc.
Why is he remembered as the father of Nation? Another evidence is that it is known for most people that Gandhi became an inspiration for the future leaders in their road to freedom and nationalist movements. One of them was great Martin Luther King who admitted with great pleasure the influence of the Gandhi on his actions. These all actually illustrate us to what extend Gandhi was an effective leader with his arguments leading the road for freedom to his country. To conclude, he was a man with tremendous personal courage by leading revolutionary change without the violence, a man who could transform the nation.