An Analysis of Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' Speech

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On January 15, 1929 Martin Luther King Jr was born. He was known for his work in civil rights during 1960s, but he was also a Baptist minister, and activist. King had led the Montgomery bus boycott in 1955 and help found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. Martin Luther King had a big impact on race relations in the mid 1950s. He played the role of terminating segregation against African-American citizens. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr shared his views about equality for African American. That day he share the "I have a dream speech" in front of over 250,000 people. Martin Luther King Jr was successful in proving his argument that African-Americans should be equal because he showed stood up for what he believed in, used emotion that convinced people to listen, and he used strategies to accomplish his goals. King was clear in his speech that Americans broke their promise, that African Americans are still not free. He was giving the audience hope and faith that things can change. Martin Luther King had used his belief in his speech to assure people who was listening. He knew what crowd he was going to be talking to and so he used that as a strategy. Martin had succeeded in changing the world, he didn’t stop believing in himself. The "I have a dream" speech purpose was to …show more content…

Based on King speech he knew what audience he was going to be talking to so he used that as a strategy to get their attention. Martin Luther King Jr presented the "I have a dream speech" at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. The Lincoln Memorial was made for Abraham Lincoln, which he signed the Emancipation Proclamation. That is a document that set all the slaves free. Martin Luther King set a statement by just doing his speech there. The speech was broadcast on live TV. If he would of done his speech somewhere else It would have had a different

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