There is no doubt about the fact that Malcolm X believes in dealing with the dilemma of this racial prejudice in an aggressive manner. While reflecting back at his childhood, it seems that his beliefs and ideas are inspired by Marcus Garvey since his father himself was pro-Garveyism. Hence, most of Malcolm’s views at the moment are also seen to be revolving around the theory of separatism. To those who would listen, he has been preaching the idea of all white men being devils and how the blacks need to unite together to cause a revolt against their oppressors. And it is the fruit of all these ideas
Malcolm X, in his speech, focused on how important the African American vote could be, or meant, in the American political process. He had realized it was the time for Black America to wake up and take their voting power serious. When he remarked, it is time for African Americans to “become more politically mature and realize what the ballot is for,” he was stressing that the voting block of black people must be unified, and African Americans should strive for some type of nationalism.
Martin Luther King wanted to spark emotion in both the African American and white audience. He wanted to spark the emotion in the African American for them to join the non-violence movement. Dr. King said, “but there is a type of constructive nonviolent tension that is necessary for growth” to bring emotion in fellow African American to the growth of racial equality. He wanted to spark the emotion in the White community to lessening the aggressiveness by giving insight on the everyday life of the African American. In paragraph 10 he quotes, “But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate-filled policemen curse, kick, brutalize, and even kill your black brothers and sisters with impunity”.
One of the most influential figures during the height of the 1960’s civil rights movement was Malcolm X. In contrast to the pacifist political approach of Martin Luther King Jr., X advocated for protest by means of violence. On April 3, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio, X delivered his powerful and compelling speech The Ballot or the Bullet, in which he explains to black Americans the necessity of using violence to gain basic rights. X supports this assertion with false choice to narrow the audience’s choice of action to two things, the use of various forms of repetition to place emphasis on details of his argument, specific pronouns and pronoun shifts to connect with and involve the audience, rhetorical questions to force the audience to examine the
The Letter from Birmingham Jail, also known as the Letter from Birmingham Jail and The Negro Is Your Brother, is an open letter written on April 16, 1963, by Martin Luther King Jr. The letter defends the strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism. It says that people have a moral responsibility to break unjust laws and to take direct action rather than waiting potentially forever for justice to come through the courts. Responding to being referred to as an “outsider,” King writes, “Injustice anywhere is threat to justice everywhere”.
On June 11th of 1963 President John F. Kennedy gave his Civil Rights Address to the citizens of the United States of America. In President Kennedy’s speech, he shows and expresses his thoughts, feelings, and truth with supporting facts regarding his claim to expand equal rights to African Americans. The entire speech is structured in a way that he can really explain how he feels He goes from point to point to express his logic and emotions towards the unfair treatment of African Americans . In Kennedy’s Civil Rights Address, he used multiple examples of inequitable situations regarding people of color expressing how “every man should be treated equally”. Like Martin Luther King Jr, President Kennedy believed that African Americans deserved
Malcom X is able to capture his audience by using three rhetorical strategies: an appeal to ethos through his humbleness, logistically exploiting the flaws of his opposition, and an appeal to pathos and emotion. Malcolm X gave his The Ballot or the Bullet speech on April 3, 1964 at a meeting sponsored by the Cleveland, Ohio, chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality during a period when “race” dominated America’s domestic agenda. At that time, a bill that outlawed segregation
The Ballot or the Bullet Rhetorical Analysis This is my rhetorical analysis of Malcolm X’s speech, “The Ballot or the Bullet.” I chose this piece because I focus on the concepts of ethos, pathos, and logos, which are the main three approaches when it comes to persuasive rhetoric. Malcolm X is known as one of the greatest leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement. On April 3, 1964, Malcolm X gave his speech called The Ballot or the Bullet in Cleveland, Ohio.
“Concerning nonviolence, it is criminal to teach a man not to defend himself when he is the constant victim of brutal attacks.” One of the main arguments Malcom is making in the speech is the power in fighting back. He claims that the African American community has been abused for too long and they need to take violent actions in order for anything to change. In other words, he is holding the black man accountable for their unfair conditions. “We want freedom now, but we’re not going to get it saying“We Shall Overcome.”
Civil Rights Compare and Contrast 1963 in America, two important figures in the Civil Rights movements now have given important speeches at respectable venues . We have George Wallace giving the “Segregation now,Segregation forever” speech upon winning the Alabama governorship in Montgomery, Alabama. In Washington D.C. Martin Luther King gives his “I Have A Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial coinciding with the Washington March for jobs and freedom. I, we will attempt to define these speeches by way of Rhetorical appeals; Ethos, Pathos, Logos and Kairos.
Malcolm X’s use of such radical ideas and solutions to the civil rights problems of his day, and MLK’s use of historical examples they captivate their audience and through logos and convince them of their views. Malcolm X completely shatters his listeners’ beliefs, using a roundabout form of rhetoric: he uses harsh language that seems to degrade his audience, while, at the same time, he increases their self-confidence subconsciously through their emotions and through logos builds in their minds the necessity to fight for equality. MLK uses analogies and enthymeme to relate to his audience the importance of equality in order to construct logos in the mind of his audience and convince them of the logic behind back equality. Through the use of appropriate elements of logos, MLK and Malcolm X appeal to logos to make an effective
Malcom X was a big supporter of HIlson and became known to speak for him and the Civil Rights. In April of 1964 Malcom went on a pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. He went here to go on a Muslim pilgrimage called the Hajj. He said that this was to open himself and have a spiritual change.
The four basic steps in campaign nonviolence by Martin Luther King are negotiation, self-purification, direct action and perception of the facts to determine if injustice is alive. On the Selma movie it is beautiful, the injustice abuse of those times found in African races loss of their human rights family love!! But being a little more accurate this film from my analytical point presents the struggle for civil rights as a political game calculated to the millimeter. No lack of ideological and strategic discussions that enhance the speech of social change Martin Luther King, whose pragmatic dye is manifested not only in scenes discussion with his colleagues and opponents (the talks with President Lyndon Johnson are remarkable for the intelligence
The 15th Amendment (Amendment XV), which gave African-American men the right to vote, was inserted into the U.S. Constitution on March 30, 1870. Passed by Congress the year before, the amendment says, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” Although the amendment was passed in the late 1870s, many racist practices were used to oppose African-Americans from voting, especially in the Southern States like Georgia and Alabama. After many years of racism, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 aimed to overthrow legal barricades at the state and local levels that deny African-Americans their right to vote. In the
Countless battles have been fought on American soil, some with weapons, but most with words, opinions, and selfless actions. These memoirs tell the stories of Malcolm X and Ulrich and how they affected their respective movements. Malcolm X is one of the most famous and well known advocates of the civil rights movement. He has inspired many to stand up for their race, and to not be put down for the color of their skin. Much like Malcolm X, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich is a famous and well known figure head in the fight for equality.