The Civil Rights Movement was a big thing for the United states and we as Americans will always remember Martin Luther King Jr. for helping lead the people and inspire change and bring hope. The speech “ I Have a Dream” by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an important gathering of people at the Lincoln Memorial. A huge crowd gathered to listen to his powerful speech which helped to inspire change. Martin Luther King also wrote a letter to eight white clergymen named “Letter From Birmingham Jail” the letter was written in in his jail cell which he was in for marching and protests. 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.
He had a lot of marches and public demonstrations to show people the difference in treatment between blacks and whites. (johnlewis) In the beginning of Lewis’s development as a civil rights leader, he went to the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville, Tennessee. There, he learned about non-violent protesting and different ways to be tranquil while fighting for your rights. “The vote is the most powerful
The first leader, Martin Luther King Jr., was a reverend from Atlanta, Georgia, who advocated peace and tolerance between all races. He led huge numbers of people in protests against injustice and inequality, but he always insisted that his protests be peaceful and representative of love between different groups of people. His way of thinking would lead to the advancement of civil rights ideals for decades to come following his assassination, which left the movement in shock. Another leader who had tremendous influence and cultural significance was Malcolm X. X took his name because he considered his original name, Malcolm Little, to be a slave name and therefore unrepresentative of who he was. This mentality of separation from traditionally white culture
Frederick Douglass was huge contributor to the Anti-Slavery Movement. He was a former slave who fought for the rights for all humans. Frederick learned how to read and write which gave him the ability to give influential speeches. Frederick wanted equality for all, so he told others about his pasts about being a slave. Later in his life he wrote an autobiography called The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave.
Douglass announced his speech to a sympathetic audience hoping to inspire African Americans by explaining how United States treated them poorly while using common elements in his speech. Douglass’ overall goal was to rewrite history in how Americans see Blacks. Throughout the speech he used specific diction choices and related to his audience to create imagery. This speech did more than change how U.S. citizens see colored people but it redirect relationship between the North and the South for the better. Douglass was an eminent human rights leader in the anti-slavery movement and the first African-American citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank.
Asa Philip Randolph During the 1900’s A. Philip Randolph became a very powerful African American leader and advocate for the African American communities. Randolph wanted for the blacks to have a better future and for the whites to respect the human rights they had as human beings and citizens of America. Before Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X made their mark A. Philip Randolph had paved the way for them to succeed in fighting for the minorities and the rights that belonged to them. Randolph was the key to the beginning of the civil rights movements and also created the first main organization black labor union. In the dissertation I would examine what led Randolph to become an activist and fight for equality in labor and civil
In 1955 a former preacher named Martin Luther King began the Grassroots Movement, also known as the early movement. Dr. King’s had goals for the early movement, with a strategy that was supported by many African Americans. His goals was to move toward integration of white and black people, along with hopes to have black people given political rights and equality. Martin wanted a world where black and whites worked together equally, and side by side. His goals was to diminish the mindset of “us and them” and, instead create a world of “we”.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s letter relates to the Civil Rights Timeline because not too long after the letter was written, segregation ended and equal rights gradually increased. As a result Martin Luther King Jr.’s letter created a chain of events that saved many black citizens lives. For example, “anyone who lives inside the united states can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.”(SB 207) After all, it seems like Martin Luther King was referring to the blacks because it was the time of segregation between white and colored people. He claims every single person living in the United States should be treated the same no matter what. Overall, the white and especially colored people shouldn’t have felt discriminated.
Has Martin Luther King’s Dream Come True? Martin Luther King, was fighting for African Americans to have the same rights as the white people. He was fighting for racism to stop. He had made a speech about how he felt. Martin Luther King has a dream, that all people will be treated equally.
The ultimate goal of justice is slowly but surely been achieved today for the black community. A day that heavily influenced this achievement was in 1963 during the March on Washington, in front of the Lincoln Memorial. The man who changed lives that day only wanted those who heard him to apply his message to their lives. In his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses repetition, specific, illustrative detail and examples, allusions, and figurative language in order to amplify his message that his audience needed to bond together in order to fight for civil rights and justice now. Dr. King emphasizes the fact that his dream is to achieve racial equality and justice through the use of repetition.
There are many examples of heros, but there is one hero who is an example of courage and selflessness. Martin Luther King spoke in front of nearly 250,000 people at the Lincoln memorial during the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs on August 28, 1963. This shows that Martin Luther King, Jr. exemplifies Courage because he has the audacity to stand up for what he thinks is right in front of almost 250,000 people, Martin Luther King, Jr. has enough courage to keep going, So he continues to state his speech, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." (King Jr., “I have a dream speech”) Martin Luther