It makes people about how different it was for colored people back then. How they had no rights and no freedom. It makes a person angry to think about how they used to be treated, “when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate-filled policemen curse, kick, brutalize, and even kill your black brothers and sisters with impunity (King,
Martin Luther King Jr. effectively crafted his counter-argument by first directly addressing his audience, the clergymen, and then using pathos, ethos, and logos to refute his opponent’s statements and present his own perspective. After stating the general purpose of his letter, King specifically addressed the clergymen to set up for his logical counterargument. King effectively makes use of pathos, or to appeal to the emotions of his audiences, throughout his letter. when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate filled policemen curse, kick and even kill your black brothers and sisters; when you see the vast majority of your twenty million brothers smothering in an airtight cage of poverty in the midst of an affluent society; when you suddenly find your tongue twisted and your speech stammering as you seek to explain to your six year old daughter why she can’t go to the public amusement park that has just been advertised on television, and see tears welling up in her eyes when she is told that Funtown is closed to colored children, and see ominous clouds of inferiority beginning to form in her little mental sky, and see her beginning to distort her personality by developing an unconscious bitterness toward white people; when you have to concoct an answer for a five-year-old son who is asking: “Daddy, why do white people treat colored people so mean? ” King demonstrates his ability
Mildred D. Taylor wrote the novel titled, “Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry”, where she briefly explains to the reader about the struggle that human being faced during the Great Depression. The main character named Cassie Logan lives in Mississippi with her family. They work hard to keep the small farmland and to endure many racial injustices from the white families. The children at Jefferson Davis school are being harassed by many white childrens. And the rumors about the Wallace boys burning black men, which started boycotts and fightings across town.
Martin also uses hyperbole, exaggerated statements or claims, to further the message of his speech. Martin announced, “... millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice” (King 1). The proclamation directly revealed the hardships that the Negroes dealt with in an exaggerated fashion and illustrated a picture of just how poorly people of color were treated. Martin declared that they would “... shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges” (King 2). The strong words and phrases that Martin voiced made the crowd feel for the blacks who faced difficult situations.
This speech by Martin Luther King Jr. was delivered in 1963 while addressing the participants who marched with him from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. The march was conducted under Martin Luther king Jr. and some other civil rights organizations against the social injustices occurring against the blacks and to provide them with civil rights, in that court rulings such as those in Brown vs. the Board of Education had already ended segregation in schools in 1950s, but their effective implementation was only disrupted by the discriminatory Jim Crow laws which would not be repealed until 1965. Additionally, there were not sufficient legislations to completely end preferential treatment to the white. King using pathos successfully touches the legal and moral aspect of equality, enshrined in the constitution, by repeatedly using phrases to emphasize his point, utilizing quotations in his address, by using specific examples as the basis of his argument and using metaphors to feature contrasting ideas. Martin Luther King Jr. stated the
In 1963, Martin Luther King J.R. wrote a letter in the margins of a newspaper from within the bars of his jail cell in Birmingham. This letter, known as “Letter From Birmingham Jail”, was written as a response to criticism received from eight clergymen regarding the protest that King was arrested for. In that same year, King gave a powerful speech to a large crowd gathered in Washington D.C., at the Lincoln Memorial. This speech, easily recognized as the “I Have a Dream” speech, addressed the cruelty of segregation and unfair ways of which most people were treated, and influenced hope within his audience. In these two writings, examples of both logos and pathos can be found, and although the writings are comparable, they are not completely the same.
On April 4, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy gave his remarks on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Robert’s goal was to inform people on Martin Luther King’s journey and to strengthen people’s attitudes on the whole situation. Robert’s main points throughout the speech were how the country as a whole should move forward, why the states should not resort to violence but unity instead, and he also addressed that the country needed unity, love, and compassion. Robert began his speech with giving the rough news on Martin Luther King’s death. People reacted with gasps and cries, so Robert started to explain Martin’s goal and how he died pushing for a change. Robert connected his point of unity by asking the audience to not resort to hatred and violence, but to follow Martin’s dream of unity and peace.
King lectured in all parts of the country and discussed race-related issues with religious and civil rights leaders at home and around the country. King became increasingly convinced that nonviolent resistance was the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom and the fight for equality. In Birmingham, Alabama, in the spring of 1963 King’s campaign to end segregation at lunch counters and in hiring practices drew nationwide attention when police turned their dogs and fire hoses on the demonstrators and protesters. King was jailed along with large numbers of his supporters, including hundreds of schoolchildren and hard working citizens. Although behind bars king refused to be silenced, while he was in the Birmingham jail he wrote a letter of eloquence in which spoke his reasoning of nonviolence: ¨You may well ask: “Why direct action?
As a result, the SCLC trained its volunteer demonstrators to not retaliate in any case of abuse against them and accept arrests in order to gain support and attention. They were able to organize hundreds of non violence marches and demonstrations throughout the country in the 1960s. On the other hand, the NOI did not try to gain national support, nor did it try to refrain from violence. MLK mentioned in Why We Can’t Wait that those who supported the Nation of Islam were “expressing resentment for the lack of militancy…in the freedom movement” (31). Indeed, the NOI allowed for violence in order to achieve its ultimate goal, although it also believed that violence isn’t the only option (ushistory.org).
Martin Luther King Jr would study about Gandhi and how he would protest with words and not with actions. Taking this into consideration, he decided to do the same with a similar predicament. This man wanted to fight segregation, and unite the country. This was the start of the civil rights movement. In 1956 Martin was arrested for the first time ,but he was not intimidated and he continued speaking and getting people together in a peaceful way.
Many families were killed, many children were orphaned, and many others lost their loved ones. The movie ‘Innocent Voices’ depicts one family and focuses their struggles through the harsh times. There were many consequences that were bravely faced by the people of El Salvador, but the bravery Khan 3 did not long last as they died horrible deaths in the hands of hundreds of army men that were in control of most of the territory. Moving onto another problem that was face by the people of El Salvador was the privation of a religious leader. In the film, the director puts light on this issue by showing the real life event of how the father of a church was beaten by the army men and one day taken away, for opening up to the people of his community about the unnecessary violence they were facing.
During the 1960s, segregation was prevalent in Birmingham, Alabama. Non-violent demonstrations were organized and took place in Birmingham during the Easter holiday in 1963. This timeframe was specifically chosen because it drew large crowds into town, and the demonstrators felt this would be the most effective time to capture the attention of the merchants. King, along with man other demonstrators were arrested and placed in imprisoned after participating in this. On April 16, 1963, King wrote Letter from Birmingham Jail, to his fellow white clergymen explaining the rationale behind the demonstration by using the principles of logic, ethics, and emotion.
King traveled around the country to give inspirational speeches on nonviolent protests and civil rights while meeting activists, religious figures and other important people around the world. The town of Birmingham was a town for boycotts, sit-ins, and also marches to protest against segregation. Martin participated in the protest, but it led him to be arrested by the police on the 12th of April 1963. This arrest led to Martin Luther King Jr. organizing the March on Washington, a march held on August 28 the same year, promoting African Americans to have freedom and rights. The march was considered the biggest moment in civil rights movement
My hero is Martin Luther King. He was born on January 15,1929 and he was assassinated on April 4, 1968. He dealt with segregation and tried to put it to an end. He made speeches, did marches, and got arrested for civil rights. He did it all peacefully.