To Change The World Speech: Martin Luther King Jr.

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To change the world, one must use their words to give the sense that the change is for the better. Speeches by the leaders that influence today’s society and those who came before have been able to cause emotions in the people who listen or read them. To be able to make people feel things with your words is a skill necessary for those who want to change the world. Martin Luther King Jr. is a great example of someone who used their words and ability to make people feel to make a change that impacted the whole world. Words are a very powerful weapon that can be used to provoke, calm, and inspire change.

To provoke someone, you have to use the right words to make the person interested and want to take action. In the article “How the Children
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“Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.” (King). King calms the African Americans who are being oppressed by using the words, “this situation can and will be changed.” and “Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.” which gives them hope that there will be a new day when a change will take place. He also states, “I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.” (King). By expressing how much he believes in the American dream and a new dawn, it reassures people that even though there is little progress at a time, King will always fight not only for himself, but his family, friends, and all those who are not held to the same respect. Along with calming someone, you can inspire others with your…show more content…
“Well, it was, it was a different feeling at the time, I can sing it now, but the type of spirit that existed at that time would, wouldn't exemplify. But, it's still one of my favorites, uh, it's a strong, good song and it carried us a long way.” (Webb). The lyrics of a song is another example of something that can inspire people like ‘Ain't Going to Let Nobody Turn Us Around’ which is an African American Civil Rights song about pushing forward. “It was King’s words that inspired 16-year-old Raymond Goolsby to participate in the march… ‘And, boy, I mean he talked so eloquent and fast, after he finished his motivational speech, I was ready.’” (Joiner). Using the right words could motivate someone to not give up even when it gets hard. Words are a crucial component of inspiring, calming, and provoking
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