Martin Luther King's Ethical Appeals

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Besides King using pathos, he also makes use of strong ethical appeals with true hard facts. Dr. King’s many sources adds strength to his argument, and presents it masterfully. To clarify his sources, he refers to the need for action throughout history with educational examples such as St. Thomas Aquinas, Paul Tillich, Hitler, and Martin Buber. These examples are advance and ancient, which shows that King did his homework. The Alabama clergymen considered King as an outsider, but with his ethical appeals he presents himself as an insider. Martin Luther King is not just an African-American who wants to protest against injustice. However, he is the “president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, an organization operating in every

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