The Purpose Of Harvey Milk's Speech

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Harvey Milk was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected into public office. He is one of the bravest people I know, and I am so proud of what he accomplished. This speech was given in 1976, not the most accepting time and society, but he stood up for what he believed in and changed the perspective of a lot of people. The purpose of this speech is mentioned in the first couple of sentences. He wanted all of us, as humans that don’t see minorities, to embrace and celebrate each other’s differences. He wanted to give everyone hope. His structure reaches out to the minorities of that era, to be the leader that they needed for equal rights. Not only was he trying to get votes, he was making people feel more
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