Civil Disobedience is the unjust in the government, and I for one believe unjust should be demolished. Martin Luther King was influenced by the writings of Henry David Thoreau to non violently take action when the rights of the citizens are in jeopardy. Therefore, civil disobedience can change society for the next generation. Disobedience and rebellion bring about social improvements in society because it will improve the lives of God’s children. Henry David Thoreau argues that men must always do what they think is righteous, non-violently, especially when they think an aspect of government is not working.
Jordan Price Professor Stephanie Wilhelm ENG 112 1 March 2016 Annotated Bibliography: Black Panther Party Lately there has been a lot of talk about The Black Panther party. Some good and some bad it has been a very hot topic to discuss and debate. The Black panther party or sometimes called BPP was a revolutionary black nationalist and socialist organization.
The ability to rally individuals together has been a staple characteristic of leaders throughout history. Through their use of speeches and rhetoric, great leaders have been able to convince individuals to follow them and their endeavors. This has led to many crucial events, creating the world we know today. However, how do great leaders apply rhetoric to convince people to support them? I believe they apply rhetoric through the use of literary devices and techniques, which allow for them to effect their audience on a much deeper level.
Birmingham Jail Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most iconic people of the 20th century. One of the reasons Martin Luther King Jr. was such a great and influential revolutionary in the context of civil rights is because of his mastery of ethos, pathos, and logos. Even today when mentioning King’s name in a conversation commands respect which shows just how great of a character he was, which demonstrates ethos. King also had the ability to connect emotionally with people of all different races and could easily be seen as an embodiment of the civil rights movement. Last, but not least King demonstrated logos through his words, he was a very well educated man who articulated himself well and could appeal to logic with ease.
John Alvord, who despite being avid anti-slavery, proclaimed that whilst he valued the education of the freed people, he believed black people were naturally inferior to whites regarding intellectual and reasoning skills. Doubts over the natural ability of black people’s brains to process information continued even when young people proved they were able to cope with lessons on the same level as their white peers. August Stickier noted that whilst black children could retain basics such as the alphabet he unfairly questioned whether black children would progress parallel to whites within higher education. These powerful, white men from the North were extremely influential in precluding black access to higher education and maintaining the
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MOUND BAYOU FROM THE LATE 19th TO THE EARLY 21st CENTURY? From the very beginning African Americans have had a hard life. Though condemned to be the inferior race, the culture as a whole took on a new definition of perservation. With the skills gained from the harsh life on the fields, former slaves used what good they had to make a memorable historical factor pertaining to the southern history: Mound Bayou.
In the article, “What I Pledge Allegiance To” by Kiese Laymon. American people are blind when they see injustice and condemn people who question how this country is being run. If we can all learn to accept people ideas and believe we can move forward as a nation. Every American is born with a right to free speech, which should give the person the chance to speak their respective mind without the fear of prosecution. It is our social responsibility to keep hate from infecting this nation, we need to understand that if we accept every type of person who lives in the United States.
A wise man named Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” In other words, the color of a person’s skin should not be judged on how we treat each other. The color of a person’s skin should not be a bother in public. However, there has been many histories where the blacks were treated unnormal because of their skin color. Brent Staples strongly proved something mystical about the world on how many people react to black people in public spaces.
In Martin Luther King Jr's passionate speech about America's involvement in Vietnam, he manages to create a strong and compelling argument that America's involvement in unjust . He does this by appealing to certain issues the public see as important, using irony, and using diction and tone in persuasive ways. Martin Luther King Jr says in his first paragraph that,"It seemed as if there was a real promise fr hope... to draw men and skills and money like some demonic destruction suction tube." Here, Martin Luther King Jr is getting the audience emotionally and completely invested by showing the effect of America in Vietnam on their lives. The audience now feel as though this is very important because it has to do with regular poor people and t effects them as well.
Dr. Martin Luther King was a famous leader of the African American civil rights movement from 1955 to 1968, most notably known for his peaceful protests and speeches. In his speeches and other writings, he would try to persuade those opposed to his cause to join him by using rhetorical devices. The most common rhetorical devices he used in his writing were pathos, emotional devices, and logos, logical devices. Both pathos and logos were used in his two famous pieces, “I Have a Dream” speech and “Letter From Birmingham Jail” to help persuade his audience. The effectiveness of pathos and logos can differ tremendously from person to person, depending on an individual’s thinking or emotions towards a group or cause.
Martin Luther King Martin Luther King’s rhetoric speech “I Have a Dream” given in 1693, March on Washington, has noticeable different rhetorical devices that set this speech apart. Devices that Martin Luther King used to become the voice of thousands of people, making his beliefs immortal throughout the years. As for today, society embraces his ideas and he is, until now, the voice of those who could not stand up for themselves. He has such a good way to convert what he sees and believes into words that will later share a message to the word.
In this passage from Why We Can’t Wait, Martin Luther King Jr. argues that equality for black must come immediately, not in 15 years, but right now and blacks need to stand up and fight for it. His tone on this subject is passionate and righteous. Rather than just stating facts, Martin Luther King Jr. makes the choice to make his argument based around the lives of a black girl and a black boy. He uses anecdote, appeals to logos, and repetition to make his point. Martin Luther King Jr. opens with two anecdotes, one about a young black girl's life in Birmingham and another about a young black boy’s life in Harlem.
Inequality and racial discrimination have been prevalent in the lives of the black community as well as others for many years. It is inequality that has deprived these minorities of the possibilities and opportunities to become someone in society. Yet, Martin Luther King sought to contradict these traditional norms of society and fight back with peace and kindness to give a voice to those who were shunned. Throughout history, black people were not able to do many things such as attend a school with white children, vote, sit at the front of a bus and have an opinion. Of course, they became tired of living a restricted life where they were oppressed and discriminated against for the color of their skin.