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How Did The Civil Rights Movement Change

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The civil rights movement was all of these words scary, happy, frightful, racism, hope, and change. Change is what I believe the most important part of the civil rights movement. African-Americans had to fight day and night to eventually be free and normal. But it was not just like that. When people fought they fought physically and verbally. Martin Luther King Jr. fought verbally. In his speech “I Have A Dream . . .” he powerfully wrote and said that America has not changed. There are many parts of the speech that show Martin Luther King Jr. says that America has not changed. Here is one part “It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But 100 years later the Negro still is not free.” This quote shows that America has not changed (obviously it changed in the 1960s) because when it says “It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.” it is relating to the Emancipation Proclamation which freed the slaves from the southern states and how the African-Americans were freed, but not fully. The next quote is “One hundred years later the life of the Negro is still badly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.” This quote shows that even though the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves the African-Americans are still discriminated and they are segregated. This means that…show more content…
The first technique that Martin Luther King Jr. used is repetition. Throughout the beginning of the speech he used “100 or one hundred years later”. The second technique that he used is a metaphor. The quote is “It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. The third technique that Martin Luther King Jr. used is imagery. The quote that shows this is “One hundred years later the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.” Now to the meaning of the
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