Johnson would become one of the key leaders during the unrest of the United States when African Americans were demanding equal rights as the whites. He used many speeches to help convince the people and the people of congress that this change was needed desperately.
Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a black man born on January 15, 1925 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was one of the important activists who believed in Civil Rights and put his life on the line for change. “I have a dream that my four children will live in a nation where they will not be judged the the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” said Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington D.C. During this famous rally, he talked about his rights to make the world a better place by fighting for civil rights and equality.
Court Cases Contributing to the Civil Rights Movement America: Land of the free. Or is it? Not that long ago, equal opportunity seemed far away as the moon to many African-American citizens. This is the cornerstone of the Civil Rights Movement, which has been taking on serious publicity in the late 1960 's, but dates as far back as American colonial times.
By conquering those hardships, Wright was to later become one of America’s first awe-inspiring African-American writers. Richard used reading as an escape into an alternate universe, and writing to free himself from the prejudice that he is constantly faced with. As Wright stated, “It would have been impossible for me to have told anyone what I derived from these novels, for it was nothing
Green illustrates the need for hope for a better future, and the need to erase the past in order to move on. Green maintains an upbeat tone to encourage the recipients of the speech. While his passion is obvious, Green focuses on rallying the listeners, instead of using harsh diction to anger the people. To support the message, Green uses his education to improve his speech in multiple ways. As mentioned in the paragraph above, Green chose his words carefully and let them work to his advantage.
Through the war, Green which to set the precedent for an improvement in the social status of African American people. This appeal to the past persuades his audience to not buckle under the previous and present social injustices, but rather to strive to right as many social wrongdoings as
In “Learning to Read”, Malcolm X uses rhetorical analysis to argue how African Americans continued to struggle in gaining education due to racism. He informs people that through our history books, there have been modifications that restrain the truth about the struggles black people faced. Malcolm X encouraged his audience to strive to get the rights that they deserved. He demonstrates that knowledge is very important because the truth empowers us. In his interview he persuades his audience with diction, tone, pathos, ethos, and appeal to emotion to make his point.
Martin Luther King's approach to change is more for peace and optimism than Malcolm X’s approach; however, they both want to motivate blacks through their speeches to resist their own unfair treatment. Martin Luther King Jr. has the same conviction to the audience that even Black and White people can have brotherhoods, black and white can be friends，fight for freedom together and make the country better. King says, “With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day”(1). Martin Luther King’s speech is appealing to people not to use violence，and he urges everyone not to hate whites. Although white people have
People need inspiration in order to believe in their own power sand abilities, they should take responsibility for the great changes that this world needs. Analyzing the history of inspirational speeches, it appears that no changes were made without a great speaker that inspires his/her followers to participate in the changing this world to be better. Imagine the United States if Martin Luther King Jr. was not a skilled narrator and his famous “I Have A Dream” remained unheard. This would result in extending the duration on the suffering of the black population as he managed to inspire millions of slaves and abused black people all over the world, he ignites a sparkle of hope for a better future. These words can describe each great speaker
America was great throughout the Civil Rights Movement because it ignited the passion of the people to fight for racial equality. There was a point in history in which Americans lost the desire to fight for what is right. When the racial issues reached a high in the 1960s, it helped people discover the drive to fight for equality and righteousness. They knew in their minds, and especially in their hearts, that there was something wrong with how blacks were being treated, and that something needed to be done. People began to take initiative to take action on the situation.
Du Bois was considered a radical in that he demanded
When it came to civil rights, finding the right person to lead an entire population into freedom was a pretty important problem. The two most important leaders in the Civil Rights Movement were Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, and they were respected by a large portion of the black community in America. Although, when it came the troubling issues of segregation, both of schools and in everyday activities, and the violent approach to fight racism v.s. the non violent approach, Martin Luther King Jr. was a better person to lead black americans. The first reason why black americans needed Martin Luther King Jr. over Malcolm X was MLK’s view on segregation.
The energy that Dr. King delivered his speech was fascinating because he successfully used anaphora in his speech. He repeatedly used the same phrases at the beginning of sentences. For example, the phases such as “One hundred years later”, “Now is the time…”, “We must…”, “We can never be satisfied…”, “Go back to… were repeated several times during his speech. This really delivered his message by making the audience interested in following his words. Even when ending his speech, he did not forget to repeat the phrase “I have a dream”.
Inequality and racial discrimination have been prevalent in the lives of the black community as well as others for many years. It is inequality that has deprived these minorities of the possibilities and opportunities to become someone in society. Yet, Martin Luther King sought to contradict these traditional norms of society and fight back with peace and kindness to give a voice to those who were shunned. Throughout history, black people were not able to do many things such as attend a school with white children, vote, sit at the front of a bus and have an opinion. Of course, they became tired of living a restricted life where they were oppressed and discriminated against for the color of their skin.
In this passage from Why We Can’t Wait, Martin Luther King Jr. argues that equality for black must come immediately, not in 15 years, but right now and blacks need to stand up and fight for it. His tone on this subject is passionate and righteous. Rather than just stating facts, Martin Luther King Jr. makes the choice to make his argument based around the lives of a black girl and a black boy. He uses anecdote, appeals to logos, and repetition to make his point. Martin Luther King Jr. opens with two anecdotes, one about a young black girl's life in Birmingham and another about a young black boy’s life in Harlem.