Influential Person Research Paper Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an influential figure because of his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement despite the challenges he faced such as constantly being arrested and his house being bombed. One of the first accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was his founding and presidency of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). The SCLC is a civil rights group that focused on desegregating the south. The group's first focus was on desegregating the bus system, but they eventually moved on to greater things such as registering blacks to vote and organizing peaceful protests. This proves that King was a successful civil rights leader, even though he struggled against racists whites in power that would try to oppress him and his group.
He also gives the audience a better understanding by giving a visual glimpse of what the black community had to endure. Dr. King also included definitions and examples of unjust and just laws, and how they are not right. He included an example of these “laws” by talking about the things Adolf Hitler did was allowed but supposedly helping someone was not allowed. He writes and uses the letter to show the white Americans that are unaware of what is happening around them. Even, though Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is best remembered for his powerful voice and pathos in this letter is a thoughtful logical argument.
In the first quote,”I have the honor of serving as president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization operating in every Southern state, with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia.” He uses words “serving” and “ president.” The word “serving” is important because it shows how he is humble and it makes a connection to the clergymen. Clergymen serve in the Christian church and Dr. King is explaining to them that he too serves the church just in a different way. This is also a way for Dr. King to call them out for not helping their black brothers in Christ. Dr. King makes his audience feel as if they should be doing more as they are intended to do. He uses the word “president” which shows his position which helps him be looked up to.
He used mainly pathos in the “I Have A Dream” speech because it was meant to be an emotional speech. He used mainly logos in “Letter from Birmingham Jail” because it was towards clergymen so it had to be serious and logical. Conclusively, King tried to fit each piece of literature with the occasion and
Colonization and emancipation would be a great opportunity for slaves, but naturally many white men and slave owners were opposed to this. Lincoln wanted to free slaves while preserving the Constitution and the country proving that he was an emancipator. (Video 5, Emancipation
Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American civil rights leader from the 20th century. He opposed the government by looking for fair laws for all people regardless of race. By participating in protests and giving speeches for non-violent civil disobedience he risked his own freedom and ultimately his life. Both figures represent resistance to the government and defiance to certain laws that even though accepted by many, are deemed unjust
Martin Luther king Jr. has made a difference by standing up for what is right and he disobeyed the law. He had to disobey the law for what he believed is right and followed his beliefs. He made history by standing up for what is right, and from on he had changed people 's lives. Also, Henry David Thoreau has made a difference in life. He has made a difference in slavery and also in civil rights.
Persuading people who are against you or even hate you is a very difficult task, but is not impossible. As of right now we are living in a very hostile country due to the selected president. So we need to find ways to persuade people in our favor. To help find out how to look for ways to persuade people in our favor, let's look at an example, “Martin Luther King Jr” when he writes his “Letter From Birmingham City Jail” in response to the Clergymen. Martin Luther King's message was to tell the Clergymen that he was doing no wrong in his protests.
He ignores the fact that for many slaves, like Raboteau and others have argued, religion was a form of rebelliousness, a source of moral high ground, and a means to be socially recognized. For example, Raboteau brings to light instances in which, “in the fervor of religious worship, master and slave, white and black, could be found sharing a common event, profession a common faith and experiencing a common ecstasy.” The slaves under the faith of god were socially recognized by the wider system that was the Christian faith. But even more pressing is the example of black preachers being able to conduct religious services in which they would sway and inspire religious experiences inside black and white bodies alike. Raboteau provides us with an overwhelming number of examples that prove that slaves gained social standing using the symbols that their masters enacted to control them. My personal favorite is from a white lady named Parthenia Hague who after a service led by a black preacher said that
Having Faith like Dr. King By: Deandra Washington Bravery, confidence, encouraging, and powerful are all traits of the great Civil Rights Activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had these qualities and was a great public figure in the movement towards freedom Americans. He became a Morehouse College student at 15 years old, he was ordained as a minister at eighteen and at twenty-six he received his Ph.D. from Boston University. He grew up in a time in which African Americans were segregated from whites. He saw the injustice in this because America is a place where he thought that all men were free. Sadly, this was not the case.
Sophocles’ play Antigone, and Martin Luther king Jr’s Letter from Birmingham Jail analyze the underlying truth concerning their moral situations tied in with the legal systems of their times. Antigone was faced with whether to follow her heart and go against her very own uncle, while King himself did not face any personal dilemmas but was providing the intended audience a choice, either to side with his methods or fall in to the power of their faulty legal system. In this paper, I will argue how both pieces face different moral and legal dilemmas in their own unique way which ultimately questions the jurisdictions set forth by those in power. Does law reflect morality? In this short play, Antigone is faced with the choice to either bury Polynecies
Regardless of the scholarly debate, most political figures have contested to the fact that the black church does indeed have an effect on black votes and are committed in maintaining the connection between their congress and political action. But, there are other trends that are being practiced among the African American church that effects the political
God says that we should love everyone we encounter, but in no way did segregation spread love. Even though segregation obviously went against the morals of the black churches, it did not seem to be something the white churches spoke out against. With both church groups being Christians, it is shocking that the congregations followed such starkly different paths when it came to the issue of segregation in the South, which in turn resulted in a severe question of