Reverend Jesse Jackson gave an inspirational speech Friday, March 3, 2017, at Montevallo High School as part of his visit to Alabama celebrating the fifty-second annual commemoration march in Selma known as Bloody Sunday. Students at Montevallo High witnessed history in the making. Reverend Jesse Jackson visited the school with late noticed, but his message on civil right was far from last minute. Ordinarily, the stage set, podium in the middle and four chairs on either side.
The first thing that stood out to me was how confident Dr Martin Luther king was as a speaker and how much he captured the audience attention. You could feel the energy of the crowd without even being there. His eye contact stood out to me as well, he wasn’t just reading from a paper he spoke from his heart making his speech even more powerful. A quotation that really inspired me is “I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment.
Martin Luther King Junior proves and persuades his points on why blacks should be free by using a strong logos argument and powerful rhetorical questions. As Martin Luther King Junior uses logos he shows " In any nonviolent campaign there are four basic steps: 1) Collection of facts to determine whether injustices are alive. 2) Negotiation. 3) Self-purification and 4) Direct action "(pg6,prgh 5). Martin Luther King Junior is showing the four steps to a non-violent campaign.
In 1776 Thomas Jefferson was tasked with drafting the document that would now be known as the Declaration of Independence. This document was the physical embodiment of the American spirit; detailing the natural rights humans innately possess, and listing the grievances Britain have committed. Martian Luther King Jr was a civil rights leader during the 1950s and 1960s. King is most known for his speech I have a Dream where he shared his vision of a more united and peaceful America. King often looked to the founding fathers for inspiration and strength during his civil rights career.
Martin Luther King repeats himself throughout the whole speech but he does it in a way to where he uses it in a different context. He may use different words along with using it in different ways. Some examples are when he repeats “One hundred years later” about two to three times in one paragraph and “Now is the time” about three to four times in another paragraph. Through continuous repetition throughout the speech, King tries to stress his point to the audience. Another example is when asked when Negros will be satisfied, King reply’s with “We will not be satisfied” many times throughout the speech.
This paper examines the conditions of the Afro-Americans’ lives from 1960-today with focus on education, work, income, police brutality and criminality. It also describes the Jim Crow laws and the busboy cot from 1955. The paper also analyzes Martin Luther King’s speech I have a dream with the purpose of rhetorical devices and how well they have been used in the speech, and how Afro-Americans’ conditions have been at the time. At last the paper discusses and assesses how to what an extent King’s dream came true with self-elected sources as backrest for the asses. A lot of parts from Martin Luther King’s dream have come true, but it is still not all that is how King wanted it to be.
Boston Bush Mrs. Hinton English 10.6 3 March 2017 “Rev. Jesse Jackson Senior Speaks at Montevallo High” March 3, 2017 Rev. Jesse Jackson Senior spoke at Montevallo High School for a historical event in honor of the March in Selma, Alabama. At, the beginning Jesse started of by using the poem, “I Am Somebody”, by Reverend William H. Borders, Senior.
According to King, what hardships do African Americans face ? give two examples from the speech. Dr. Martin Luther king talked about many troubling issues of which he and his fellow African American citizens faced. One of the issues was racial injustice they have suffered from the hands of whites and the constant discrimination from whites. From lines 10-15 he claims that the negro is on a lonely island of poverty and finds him in exile in his own land and with injustice he claims in lines 20-24 he clearly talks about the injustice that was done to them because they were promised freedom and rights and in return they were given racism and disrespect.
Martin Luther King, one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movements, wrote a historical speech “I Have A Dream”(1963) in which he argued that “There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship.”(102) Martin Luther King provides support for this argument by saying “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”, and by using juxtaposition,he states what’s in the historical documents versus what’s actually going on. He uses these rhetorical strategies in order to help gain equal rights for all, justifying civil rights movement and its cause. To prove to his audience who is the U.S government, all American
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Rhetorical Analysis The ultimate goal of justice is slowly but surely still being achieved for the black community today. (SS) A day that heavily influenced this achievement was in 1963 during the March on Washington, in front of the Lincoln Memorial. (SS)