Why Is Martin Luther King I Have A Dream Speech Effective

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr is known for his strategy of nonviolent civil disobedience, which he used to advance the civil rights of black Americans who had been treated as second-class citizens for more than a century. King was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He was a man that persuaded people worldwide to follow him during the Civil Rights Movement. King was a very passionate, caring man. A great leader that pushed and motivated blacks to achieve equal rights for all. King was able to gain sympathy from people worldwide by using civil disobedience as a strategy. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an effective leader because he was able to use civil disobedience as…show more content…
in which King was calling for the end to racism in the United States. The speech was delivered to an estimated number from 200,000 to 300,000 civil rights supporters at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington. The March on Washington was for equals opportunities in Jobs and Freedom for black Americans. The speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement. Beginning with a reference to the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed millions of slaves in 1863, King observes that: "one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free"(Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech). King described his dreams of freedom and equality arising from a land of slavery and hatred. King was able to. join Jefferson and Lincoln ranks of men who've shaped modern America with a single phrase. 50 years after the March on Washington we recognized that King was able to reshape the economic landscape for Black Americans. For the five decades since march organizers lifted up their twin goals of "jobs and freedom". The end of Jim Crow and legal segregation opened pathways to public to corporate jobs with many companies and governments embracing racial diversity. Millions of blacks surged out of poverty, with many achieving the middle class or even affluence. King was able to achieve these goals by promoting and marching peacefully. Inspiring a huge amount of people with empowering words. King used his strategy of nonviolent Civil Disobedience in gaining these
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