With the help of these four steps, he justifies the need for the demonstration. King illustrates the city of Birmingham as “the most thoroughly segregated city in the United States,” (King 2). Here King is able to show that injustices are present in Birmingham, which further justifies his reason for a peaceful demonstration. King proceeds to speak about his method of protesting. He states that negotiation was not met, and that “[their] hopes had been blasted,” that like “victims of a broken promise,” their wishes had been disregarded, (King 2).
He used Logos and Pathos by telling facts about racist voting restrictions and then phrased it in a way to make the crowd give sympathy. An example of him using logos and pathos is when he said: “Yet the harsh fact is that in many places of this country men and women are kept from voting simply because they are Negroes.” He said this right after he said “Every American citizen must have an equal right to vote.” these two lines shock the audience. These two joined together, is the perfect strategy because when Lyndon Johnson stated what should be and what everyone believed, and then said what the harsh reality was in a negative way, it literally changed the perspective of many Members of congress and many other viewers. Lyndon Johnson’s mix of Pathos and Logos helped convinced the crowd into helping him abolish racist voting restrictions. In the speech “We shall overcome,” Lyndon Baines Johnson used Logos and Pathos to convince the crowd, and backed it up with a strong, determined tone.
The idea of them being an unfit race who was in need of probation and instruction seemed to more closely relate to white Klansmen of the South. Their actions spoke louder than words and it seemed as though they were begging to be put in their place. African Americans were not to be punished, if anything it was the white men. They enslaved African Americans, beat, and battered them for years yet when they finally get their freedom it’s as though life will never continue to flourish. The South proved that they needed probation that was never forced upon them.
Martin Luther King wanted to defend Non Violent resistance because it was a way to change people 's mind without anger or any sign of aggression. He does this in a way by talking about pathos by writing about “as you seek to explain to your six-year-old daughter why she can’t go the public amusement park”...”Funtown is closed to colored children”(pg 3). Then goes on to list numerous racist things that involve emotional appeals that are negative. Which are all reasons why people were coming together in the city of Birmingham which was still the most racially diverse city at this time? To protest what they knew was right, and in his letter, he talks about how the government is corrupt and etc.
Americans have lost their lives for centuries in exchange for our nation’s freedom, but is every citizen really free? President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed congress following a police beat down during a peaceful protest in Selma, Alabama. The protest led by Martin Luther King became a turning point in American history; attacks on African American’s at Selma sparked reason in the eyes of many. Johnson used his address to Congress as a call to action, his goal was to ensure freedom and equality for all citizens; they shall not face persecution for the color of their skin. “We Shall Overcome” suggests that the text focuses on the constitutionality of the police beat down in Selma, Alabama and the concern of how our nation will overcome the issues of racism.
Burnham knew that, “The dismissed men... faced homelessness and poverty; their families confronted the real prospect of starvation” (Larson 155). In the midst of unemployment, unions gained strength. The unions could be seen as a positive impact on society because they showcased people standing up for their rights, however the truth was far from that. The strikes organized by union leaders were violent and unsafe. Protesters blocked trains, burned railcars and set buildings aflame.
46,000 people marched to the statehouse in the year of 2000 making sure the flag was either taken down or kept up. No one can say that this event didn’t change our society when this many people were involved. But, there have been some unwanted changes that have happened. For instance, the flag caused our society to be unhappy with each other for having different viewpoints. The people who were offended, would riot across the streets of Columbia and cause bigger controversy than the Confederate flag itself.
The amount of homeless people in Oklahoma City is unacceptable and must be fixed. The city should do more to help people that are homeless get back on their feet, because no one should have to live on the streets and feel like a second-class citizen. The homeless shelters are constantly bombarded with hundreds of hungry and hopeless people every night, and seeing people laying around and constantly asking others for money can make people feel uncomfortable and has been a sore sight for Oklahoma City for a long time. No one should have to live on the streets, it is inhumane, even though people make bad decisions that greatly affect their lives they should be given a second chance. In addition to this, people who live on the streets also have
That was a piece taken out of his speech back from August 28, 1963, arguable one of the most powerful speeches because of how it impacted the hearts of the people and what happened after that speech set off a world wide movement. African Americans seen how hard King was fighting for racial rights and against segregation, what happened after that speech changed the world forever. King knew that there was going to be various different radio stations there when he gives his speech and he made different speeches but when it happened he mostly spoke from heart to the people. Martin Luther King Jr’s protests were more powerful when they were non-violent because his voice was more powerful than all of the physical violence. He voiced his opinion and
It is troubling for me know that people everyday are going through struggles because of their race, I don’t think white people understand how lucky they are that they are white, the hardships that black persons have to go through would have crushed many of the white people I know. In America,