Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the most famous civil rights activists in the history of the United States. He gave several important speeches and promoted non-violent protests. His most famous speech was “I Have A Dream”, around a quarter of a million patrons, black and white, attended this empowering speech at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. The reason his speech was vastly successful in the movement against segregation and injustice was because of its repetitiveness.
Dr. King tussled with the cares of life looking for solutions, concern for his family, and stood up for righteousness, justice, and truth. Dr. King knew what he was up against was daunting and knew enough to call on the name of Jesus. Dr. King believed in the power of prayer even through the countless number of threats he received and even arrested he stood unyielding for what is right, justice. Dr. King refused to sink in the quick-sands of racism and abhorrence. Dr. King realized that he had to alter the mindset of society if change was to come.
He spoke of how “one hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity” referring to how even after all the movements such as Black Lives Matter, racism and inequality still exist and are prominent in today’s society. Similar to Ta-Nehisi, King also wanted his kids to live in a world where they will be treated just like all the white kids, with fair treatment, the same rights, and equal opportunity. It is through people like King that a nation is able to take bigger steps in the right direction. When people are able to put their fears aside, they are enabling oneself to stand up for what is right. By Martin Luther King Jr taking a stand against what is going on the country, he was able to light a fire under other people and encourage them to speak up against what they believe is wrong. He not only inspired the people of his generation to take a stand but set a precedent for the generations to follow.
Dr. Martin Luther King is considered the formative figure in the modern fight for civil rights (Honor Martin Luther King's Legacy , n.d.). He became a legend in his own right by leading a large group of people in his movement who were inspired by his “I have a Dream” speech, which resonated across the nation. People that he met, addressed, encouraged, or influenced, followed him knowing there would be a light at the end of the tunnel to end segregation. Dr. King wisely used his knowledge and experience to solve a myriad of issues without trying to cause further public distress or troubles. Even though his followers were often at odds, he was able to corral them to overcome their burdens. Dr. King’s attributes have inspired me in many ways.
Dr. King often wondered whether he really was up to the rigors and the task of leading the nonviolent protest. He often stressed to his colleagues that he as an individual was not really crucial to the protest, that if something ever happened to him, or should he step away, the movement would continue to move ahead. Finally, it seemed clear that it was something inside of him saying he had to stand up for what’s right and also stand up for what justice.
Dr. King had the courage to face the risk and pursed non-violent call to arms. He led a social movement of equality during a time when he wasn’t supported by most. He was threatened and despised by many but he did not show reluctance or even shaken. In fact, he encouraged others by telling them cold facts
When people get incarcerated for a period of time, usually they do a lot of thinking and writing. Dr Martin Luther King Jr was no different. When he got jailed in Birmingham in 1963, he penned "Letter from Birmingham Jail", which explained his positioning on his nonviolent approach to fighting for Civil Rights. Along with Plato, Descartes, Mills and Rousseau, Dr Martin Luther King Jr was one of the greatest philosophers in history because his nonviolent approach to fighting for Civil Rights (for all colors) sparked a great revolution, throughout the United States and also influenced the rest of the world.
Dr. Martin Luther King is a very passionate, motivating and an inspiring speaker. His “I Have a Dream" is a perfect example of pathos. His speech had so much passions that it filled the audience with so much emotions. Even though there is a strong presence of pathos, than logo and ethos. They are very much present in his speech.
August 28, 1963 (Eidenmuller) marked a very important day in history that had an impact not only on America, but the whole world. On this day, Martin Luther King Jr. presented his well known I Have a Dream speech that aimed to eliminate racism, inequality and discrimination. He strongly believed that one day people would put their differences aside and come together. So, what happened to that dream? Along with other equality initiative ideas, they rarely make it past the idea stages or end in the actual eradication result. It is clear to us that even after 51 years, our societies still struggle with accepting full equality. Within those 51 years we have made a mass amount of progress but, a common thought would be that after this long the issue should have been eradicated. Two essays that can be used as an example of proof that racial inequality still exists in our society are, Black Men in Public Spaces by Brent Staples and Who Shot Johnny? by Debra Dickerson. In these essays, both provide solid evidence to support their main goal with the use of different writing styles, tone, and rhetorical devices to display how African Americans are perceived and treated by society.
Martin Luther King Jr. is accepted by many as the most influential figure in the civil rights movement. In his protests, participants would refuse unjust laws and disrupt everyday life by marching or sitting in squares, spreading awareness of their concerns. The marches in particular were highly effective, garnering massive news coverage and sympathy for the protestors. In order to grow and maintain the sympathy generated by this coverage, King also advocated a strict non-violence policy. His methods played a key role in desegregating cities throughout the South, including Birmingham, as well as in the passing of the voting rights act. This strategy for protest is still widely used today, namely in large parts of the Black Lives Matter movement. King’s style of peaceful civil disobedience is highly effective, allowing enough disobedience to gain attention, while avoiding violence to maintain sympathy and discussion.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in 1929. He was born in the shadow of his father and eventually became the Baptist minister of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama in 1956. While he was the head of the church, he led a boycott of Alabama’s segregated bus system. Dr. King was also the spokesman for the American civil rights movement that ultimately led to him being honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. In 1963, while he was incarcerated in an Alabama jail, he read a statement that had was issued to him by his fellow clergy men that questioned the wisdom of his tactics used in his non-violent movement. The statement also sympathized with the goals that the civil rights movement had set forth. Dr. King advocated and practiced nonviolent civil disobedience, which critics argued that the law should be obeyed even by those who worked to change it. In formulating his reply to the statement, King used tattered scraps of paper that were lying around and a smuggled in pen from lawyers to compose the open letter titled “Letter from the Birmingham Jail”. The letter was heavily circulated in many liberal magazines and newspapers until it reached a million copies and became the single most famous document of the movement. Unfortunately, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in 1968.
The fight for racial equality between the African American and Caucasian races in Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s was an extraordinary point in history. Two of the leaders of this movement were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. These two leaders were almost complete opposites of each other in how they acted. One of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech, “I Have a Dream” had shown that passion and faith can restore the broken promises of America and its government. This was most likely due to how Dr. King grew up. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had grown up in a balanced, benevolent family with his father and grandfather who were part of the ministry. Martin Luther King Jr. was able to establish a secure impression on what
Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American social activist and baptist minister who spoke and fought peacefully for equality and human rights for African Americans. He led many protest such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the 1963 March on Washington, those of which he helped bring out the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. King was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. Thought he was assassinated in 1968, the remembrance of him became a U.S. federal holiday in 1986 and still continues to be celebrated throughout America. King once said “ I️ have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Through his inspiring ‘I Have A Dream Speech’ he spoke these words. This speech marked the beginning of a new era in black history and has also become one of the most important speeches in the history of America. Within his speech, he flawlessly demonstrates the use of ethos, pathos, and logos to support his claims against racism and segregation in America.
He spoke of how “one hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity” referring to how even after all the movements such as Black Lives Matter, racism and inequality still exist and are prominent in today’s society. Similar to Ta-Nehisi, King also wanted his kids to live in a world where they will be treated just like all the white kids, with fair treatment, the same rights, and equal opportunity. It is through people like King that a nation is able to take bigger steps in the right direction. When people are able to put their fears aside, they are enabling oneself to stand up for what is right. By Martin Luther King Jr taking a stand against what is going on the country, he was able to light a fire under other people and encourage them to speak up against what they believe is wrong. He not only inspired the people of his generation to take a stand, but set a precedent for the generations to follow.