Abstract: I Have a Dream is public speech made by Martin Luther King in Lincoln Memorial, 1963. It mainly talked about the equality problem of African American. Since Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation, African Americans were waiting for the day when they were really free. However, even a hundred years later, the black people were still discriminated and their life still the same. I Have a Dream was written in such condition to fight for their own rights.
When Savio referred to “put your bodies on all of the gears, wheels, and levers,” he was singling for more types of boycotts and sit-ins because he saw that it was a method towards progress. Malcolm X saws the failure of the Democratic Party to help out Black America, and he preached that African Americans should no longer continue to support their candidates blindly. Malcolm X understood that African Americans were ignorant in their efforts to keep electing a Democratic to a public office, and that elected Democratic did absolutely nothing to help Black America in return for their support. He demanded that there should be no reason why African Americans should get behind the Democratic Party, unless the elected officials would bring about needed justice in housing, employment and education in Black American. Even though Malcolm X’s did not promote protesting, Malcolm’s speech actually did announce a protest of the Democratic Party which was just as direct as Savio’s speech advocating continued protest as a remedy for change at
Presenting to the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition, Booker T. Washington delivered his most famous speech, "The Atlanta Compromise Address". In this speech Washington shares his belief that his fellow African Americans and other former slaves should make the best of what they have and to strive to excel in the positions and jobs they already occupy rather than continually fighting for. He insists that the people of the white race also do not see what they have around them. He wants the whites and blacks in south to realize that they need each other and should act in ways to coexist. To convey his belief, Washington uses rhetorical strategies such as the following: the three rhetorical appeals, allegory, and repetition.
As King states, “... signing a promissory note…” “... this note was a promise that all men yes black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” “Let us not seek satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” The Gettysburg Address, to inform us, the war and what could and will happen if the North wins. It also talks about the people who have died, and it explains that we should remember them and what they did for our nation. “...We can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow..” Abraham also says that “The world will little note, nor long remember what we said here, but it can never forget what they did here.” “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to a great task remaining before us.” In I have a Dream, it was written to help people change the law about blacks and whites. In The Gettysburg Address, it was written to tell people what they people did for us and to our nation so that we may be free.
King executes the use of pathos throughout his speech. Dr. King’s purpose of using pathos was to affect the audience’s emotions and work their emotions to sympathize with the African-Americans. Dr. King worked up the emotions of both black and white people that day. “And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream” (Martin Luther King I Have a Dream Speech, paragraph 16).
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?
A Response to Martin Luther King Jr's “I Have a Dream” speech. In Martin Luther King Jr’s speech “I have a dream,” King issues a statement that changes the stake for the civil rights movement into the favor of equal rights for all. According to King, many nationalities, specifically, the African American people are subjected to the injustices and shortcomings of the American system. King identifies some of the sources of the discrimination such as close mindedness, racism, hate, and prejudice. King also, brings up several solutions for these problems.
In the speech “I Had a Dream” the speaker Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to the crowd of his own kind and explains how they are not treated equally. During the occasion of the speech, African Americans were treated poorly by the white people. The major influence of this speech was to help persuade his people to not give up their fight for an equal chance to be as equal as any human being. In every line that Rev.
Living within this prejudiced society caused African Americans to hope for a better life, and these dreams gave them a sense of purpose. They realized “the black man in America is in a perpetual state of slavery”, and their dreams gave them a reason to transform society’s mindset (SNCC 264). Looking forward to the future and dreaming of civil rights gave African Americans a reason to unite and rise up together as one group. Dreams gave them a purpose to continue fighting. African Americans did not stop pursuing these dreams, and they ultimately accomplished their goals and obtained civil
From the first line of the speech Malcolm X mentions the assertion that Afro-Americans have the right to self-defense, which is a vile point of him bring up to notice inequality in the United States. Throughout the speech he constantly references that a black man is either “unable or unwilling” to defend themselves, due to the unfairness of how the government is viewing the Afro-American race. He alludes to the constitution by expressing “The constitution of the United States of America clearly affirms the right of every American citizen to bear arms.” He pretty much illustrates to the black men to use your freedom to assure your civil rights, makes it important that they have to do something now and not wait because it won’t change with the
The need for blacks to have their own so called justice against prejudice in a nation they felt were not supporting them in becoming an equal part of a world which had struggled for the rights of blacks since slavery. The Black Panther Party for Self Defense were perceived as a militant organization unlike the Ku Klux Klan. Many of those in political power felt that the panther’s organization was the next uprising for blacks following Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X for civil rights. Huey Newton followed the approach of Malcom X in trying to achieve that all black were self-contained and become a working product of society. The Panthers were fighting for equal housing, jobs, employment, education, and an end of police brutality across the nation on blacks and their support of civil rights movement and equality for all blacks.
In President Obama’s speech “ A More Perfect Union,” he states, “we can move beyond some of our old racial wounds, and that in fact we have no choice if we are to continue on the path of a more perfect union,” to emphasize the importance of unity in the American society. In the film “Eyes on the Prize: A Nation of Laws”, Black solidarity is essential to Black America; however the concept of group identification and loyalty was abandoned during the civil rights movement as different organizations held distinctive strategies to obtaining social and political
Vu Pham Professor Sunshine McClain History 170 May 22, 2016 Abraham Lincoln Does Not Deserve To be The Great Emancipator Abolition of slavery was a big controversy in the United State of America in the nineteenth century due to the different stances between northern and southern states which led to the American Civil war. At the present time, Abraham Lincoln was the president of the United States who supported the north (Union) thought that free the slave could help him united all the states. As the result, he passed out the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862, which give freedom to slaves in the states that the Union did not control. After the war, he issued the Thirteenth Amendment on December 6, 1865, to free all slaves. Although Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery, he did not deserve to be call “ The Great Emancipator” because he freed the slaves for war purpose, only part of the slaves were freed at first, and he did not know what to do to abolish slavery.
His letters brought to light the injustice of the past and persuaded the clergymen to finally grant African Americans the Constitutional rights and the respect they deserved. Martin Luther King starts out his letters by explaining why he had come to Birmingham. He stated that he