were African American males, fighting for Civil Rights during the 1950’s and 1960’s. while these two men did withstand much common ground, they often debated over violence. On one hand, Martin Luther King Jr. was born into a Christian home, where he was extremely religious, and followed in his father's footsteps as a pastor. Martin Luther King Jr. felt that violence did no good, it only caused more harm. Throughout his speeches and protests, he even elaborated on how insignificant violence and harm was in hurting others, besides physically.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a social activist and a widely known leader during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He is most famous for his iconic I Have a Dream speech which was given on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. Dr. King expressed the many ways that African Americans have experienced racial discrimination and afterwards, ends his speech talking about his dream of equality with all races. One of the themes that has the greatest impact on everyone is justice. A quote that shows what he envisioned for all was, “Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood; now is the time to make justice a reality for all God’s children.” (King, 49).
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights activist, delivered his renowned speech, "I Have a Dream" on the Lincoln Memorial located in Washington to millions of Americans. King relied on the use of metaphors, imagery, and anaphora to establish pathos; as well as to convey his wish to live in a country where everyone has equal civil and economic rights no matter their skin color. King employs many metaphors throughout his speech to disclose emotions that can only be represented by comparing two things. More specifically in the beginning of his speech he compares the lack of justice to a "check with insufficient funds." By doing this, King can make his audience acknowledge that the African American population has been deprived
“Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood; now is the time to make justice a reality for all God’s children.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a social activist and a widely known leader during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He is most famous for his iconic I Have a Dream speech which was given on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. King expressed the many ways that African Americans have experienced racial discrimination and ends his speech talking about his dream for equality of all races. One of the themes that had the most impact on everyone was justice. In the world today there are many ways people are being looked down upon including their religious beliefs, a person having a disability, or a person’s financial state.
In both of these texts Dr. King used pathos and logos to inspire change and reach out to the people during the civil rights movements. To begin with Dr. King used logos in his speech to educate the people and give them evidence and logic. Dr. King used both logos and pathos in his speech here is an example of logos used in his speech. “ Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, Signed the Emancipation Proclamation.”(King 261) is the quote that Dr. King wrote in his speech. He is telling them that the African Americans have been free for five hundred years and that was a great point in history but the African Americans aren’t treated equally or fairly.
The first technique I feel that adds to the effectiveness of this speech is King 's very clever repetition of phrases. At the beginning of this text King refers to the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln, however then compares that to the society in which they find themselves in one hundred years later. King 's repetition of the phrase one hundred years really shows us that society at that time had not really progressed from the time of Abraham Lincoln in terms of racial justice. King describes this with very raw imagery of captivity when he says ' 'one hundred years later the life of the Negro is still badly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of
uses ethos to effectively touch the emotions of the audience. Martin Luther King Jr. repeats the phrase, “I HAVE A DREAM TODAY!” to intensify the emotions and raise the hopes of many black people who are being treated as “second-class citizens” that one day they might get to be free. He talks about how he understands that many of the people that are listening to his speech had a difficult time to even get there. Martin Luther King Jr. uses the word “hope” many times in his argument. Hope is a very strong word.
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. publicized his famous and powerful speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. He advocated before an immense crowd whom cried out in hope for King’s moving words. King spoke about his blatant hope for America and the necessity of change that needs to occur. During this period, America was facing challenges when it came to equal rights such as discrimination and racial injustice that made him a civil rights activist. He played a role in being involved with several boycotts in a fight for equality for African Americans.
“A More Perfect Union” is a speech given on March 18, 2008, by Barack Obama, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Barack Obama, a black man with an African father and an American mother, took the stage and delivered a speech that would paint the racial picture of the years to come from his presidency. His speech was over the racial injustice that is spreading throughout the United States, and to inform the issue raising from his long-time pastor, at the Trinity United Church of Christ about making inflammatory statements over the United States government and race relationships in America. Obama's speech opens up using personal and historical stories from his past to catch the audience's attention and to appeal
Martin Luther King, Jr. Pursuer of Equality If Martin Luther King Jr. did not have the courage to speak out and experience life-changing events, the world we live in today would be very different. In America, Martin Luther King Jr. is acknowledged as the leader of the civil rights movement. Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world by ending segregation, so people of all races would be equal. During his trip to equality, he risked his life, hosted protests and boycotts to gain freedom and equality for all African Americans. Because of his actions, everyone in America is welcome and treated the same.