Summary Of Martin Luther King's Speech I Ve Been To The Mountaintop

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Martin Luther King Junior’s last speech I’ve Been to the Mountaintop hadn’t only given hope to people who were treated badly because of their skin color, but also, led to people becoming more accepting of African Americans as well as empowering others listening to the speech not to quit the fight of social injustice.
Martin Luther King Junior’s last speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” gave hope to countless African Americans in many ways. In the beginning, “MLK” starts by talking about “Something is happening in Memphis; something is happening in the world.”(paragraph 2). This makes people believe that there is becoming a result of their efforts for equal treatment for all people. Martin Luther is making it seem that through all these people have been through, there is a light in the near horizon. It gives people hope to continue in their fight for social equality. In paragraph 11 when he says “The masses of people are rising up. And wherever they are assembled today, whether they are in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Accra, Ghana; New York City;
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One being when he said “And I see God working in this period of the twentieth century in a way that men, in some strange way, are responding.”(paragraph 10). This could encourage others to be more accepting of African Americans because when others hear Martin Luther recognizing that they are getting results and that more and more people are seeing the truth, they hop on the bandwagon and join with everyone else believing what they believe. Also, when “MLK” says “It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it's nonviolence or nonexistence.”(paragraph 12) he is making it clear that this problem has gone on for far too long and needs to be dealt with. It is no longer they can just push to the back burner, rather something that takes time, and understanding along with compassion and
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