Martin Luther King's 'Letter From Birmingham Jail' And 1963

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Did you know that an average person says 860,341,500 words in a lifetime? Words can have an impactful and significant impact on society. Great leaders like MLK and Rosa Parks and writers Nikki Giovanni used their words to leave an impact on society and their actions and emotions. Words can inspire us to do great things that would benefit society and provoke people to take action against injustice, but also calm us. This essay will explore how Martin Luther King Jr’s ”I have a Dream '' speech and “Letter from Birmingham Jail '' and 1963:The year that changed everything showed how words have the power to provoke, inspire, and calm people. First, words have the power to provoke people. After Mr. King was jailed in Birmingham for protesting racial segregation and he read a newspaper article in which eight white clergymen criticized him for “unwise and untimely” demonstrations and started writing his letter. The following is a quote from his Letter from …show more content…

In 1963 Dr.King went to Washington DC to talk in front of thousands in front of the Lincoln Memorial about protesting against discrimination and to fight for freedom and equality being his most famous speech. The following are quotes from his I have a Dream speech.“Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice” This quote was meant to inspire people to believe in change and for a brighter future. “One day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with the little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers” The idea of kids standing together one day no matter of skin color inspired people to take a stance against segregation making everyone seen as equal.“We cannot walk alone. And as we walk we must make the pledge we shall always march ahead, we cannot turn back” The quote inspired people to become loyal to the movement and to move forward and never give

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