His task was not easy, but he did all his best to stop the racism in the American society. So who Martin Luther King was, and what he did to serve on issue of racial discrimination between black and white Americans? To answer these two general questions shortly, Martin Luther King was a black American, he was one of the most significant honest voices of civil needs movement, and hero of equal rights. Because he chose to end the racialism with principle of nonviolence or peaceful resistance, according to his said "We must learn to live together as brothers or we will perish together as fools". My research will answer these two questions: a) How he impacted the American society?
Martin Luther King’s enthusiasm towards his cause in the “I Have a Dream” speech is as strong as America’s desire to win the Vietnam War. In this great speech, Martin Luther King Jr. creates a story in the form of a speech by including so many great traits, such as his vivid figurative language, encouraging statements, and his will to stand up for the people who are to scared to do it for themselves. In this text, King mostly states how corrupt our nation is and how we need to fix it. I believe King’s central idea in his speech is he wants to end racism; in his speech, there are three attributes that show how badly he wants to end racism, and they are he will not rest until racism is gone, he doesn 't want violence to threaten his chances of abolishing racism, and he believes our world can be better than this.
In this speech he talked about how racism was affecting people’s lives in a negative way and he wanted to create a better place where everyone felt welcome and equal. (History.com Staff.) This was one of the major things Martin Luther King Jr. did to end segregation. Even though he himself was a black man, he used that as an opportunity to lead this movement and show that anyone can change something, and it does not have to matter what color you are, size, weight, religion or where you are from. Martin is not just remembered because he made a change in the lives of people in the U.S., but because he used non-violence and believed that people could be more powerful with their words than their physical actions (using guns/hurting other people).
I think the focal point of the speech was him looking at his own morality. He was empathizing in his speech was that even though a great many people looked up to him and admire him he was not be idolized because he is just a man and like all men there will be a day when he will die and that it would take each and every one to continue to fight after he is gone. I with think he was giving hope to people hope that through his vision he saw that their goal would be achieved in the fight for equality and that they shouldn’t be discouraged with the challenges that they were currently facing because through their continues fight this will be
A second impact Martin luther King did to change the country was in 1955 he became heavily notice in Montgomery and the Alabama boycott of the city buses. King’s prominence in the Civil Rights Movement gained respect of many political leaders and gave him the potential power to enact major change . Martin also had a vision of nonviolence , King refuses to use violent actions in any of his protest , and taught his followers. Based on the principles if Gandhi, King’s beliefs and behavior was a major in influence on society. Martin luther king was responsible for passing of the Civil rights act and Voting rights act for African American in the mid 1960s.
One of Martin Luther King Jr.’s quotes was”The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” What Martin Luther King meant by that was that if you are willing to fight against the people that were being racist and harming native Americans instead of just staying back and just watching people die or get really hurt. I feel that was Martin Luther King Jr. was trying to inspire his people through the darkest
Martin Luther King successfully addresses all his beliefs and wishes blended in the use of metaphors, anaphora, and allusions to create the appeal of pathos. His effective use of rhetorical devices clearly allows him to captivate his audience’s emotions by “hitting” them with the dark and naked truths of racial injustice of their fellow citizens. King exploits the unfulfilled promises of the land and manifest how African Americans are deprived from their rights. Flash forward to 2018, and those promises are yet not fulfilled. His speech is congested with rhetorical devices and figurative language that truly captivate any reader’s attention with cases that prove how unfair America can be, regardless of documentations that state equality among all.
There is no doubt about the fact that Malcolm X believes in dealing with the dilemma of this racial prejudice in an aggressive manner. While reflecting back at his childhood, it seems that his beliefs and ideas are inspired by Marcus Garvey since his father himself was pro-Garveyism. Hence, most of Malcolm’s views at the moment are also seen to be revolving around the theory of separatism. To those who would listen, he has been preaching the idea of all white men being devils and how the blacks need to unite together to cause a revolt against their oppressors. And it is the fruit of all these ideas
Uproar and protest bubbled over in the states after Scott’s failure to obtain his freedom. His case also fueled the North in their battle with the South, since the big topic of the century was “slavery”. They wanted justice for Dred Scott, to rightfully place his ownership in his own hands, to grant him the freedom to live however he pleased and to not have to walk in shackles. Any human should have that basic right, as it says in the constitution. This landmark of a case stood as a breaking point for social reform; motivation to stop the discrimination that ran throughout the country.
He develops his argument very good because he manages to connect with the audience. He shows a lot of emotion and evidence when he says a "white person killed Martin Luther king." He tells everyone that we should work together and that they should be fighting against each others side because that is what Martin was fighting for that they should stop being racist and stop treating dark skin people like they do not belong there. He also says that Martin "dedicated his life to love and justice between fellow human beings. In paragraph 2 he says "I have some very sad news" and it shows his emotion toward the assassination not only because he was fighting for something good but also because that was his brother.
The assassination of Malcolm X was unjustified because he was an influential civil rights activist that helped African Americans in their journey to equality; however, rival Black Muslims believed that he was uncontrollable so there needed to be a way to stop him. Even though some people thought that Malcolm X was an “uncompromising” leader, he was a very vital participant in the civil rights movement. He didn’t follow the nonviolent movement. “Instead of nonviolence in the face of anti-black attacks, he called for self-defense” (Ali, para.3). This supports his famous quote “by any means necessary”.
Sacrificial Actions for Justice and Equality The fight for equality and justice has been credited to various men and women that have sacrificed many aspects of their life. A majority traditional societies see changes to the status quo as a threat and often oppose them. When sacrificial actions are made for justice and equality, society is more susceptible to change. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and the events that took place during the civil rights movement, demonstrate the sacrifice of one’s well-being in order to advocate for what is just. Atticus Finch’s actions, among other instances in the novel To Kill Mockingbird, illustrates one’s sacrifice for the sake of justice and equality.
He led several nonviolent protests in Birmingham as a way to advocate for change and equality for African Americans. However, after a few nonviolent protests looking for desegregation, MLK was arrested in Birmingham, AL. In April 16, 1963, while in jail Martin Luther King wrote one of the most important letters ever written as a response to the Clergyman’s Call for Unity. Martin Luther King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”, perfectly applies rhetorical strategies such as Pathos and Logos in order persuade not only his main audience, which was the people supporting segregation, but all the Americans to fight for desegregation. Dr. Martin Luther King perfectly clarify his ambitions through pathos, by using words that emotionally appeal to his audience, and aims to persuade them to join him in the fight for desegregation.
became a civil right activist his goal was to stop the discrimination against blacks. All Martin wanted was to experience the freedom and liberty the fellow white men would get from the country that claim everyone was made equal. Martin was criticized by almost the whole country. Martin was chasing a myth that back in his time seem almost impossible to reach. However Martin decided that was his dream, his mission, his myth he was determine to get all blacks treated the same as their fellow whites.