Martin Luther King Jr. Is A Famous Figure In African American

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Martin Luther King Jr. is a famous figure in African American and American history. He is one of the most celebrated African Americans who lead the Black Civil Rights Movement to fight for the equality and freedom for African Americans. The speech I Have a Dream is King’s most famous speech, which helped African Americans fight for their rights of equality. The I Have a Dream speech purpose was to seek equality among blacks and whites, while feminism discusses equality among men and women. The rhetorician perspective analyses King’s message in the I Have a Dream speech, how King’s message was presented to the audience and how the audience reacted to the message of the speech. The two perspectives are the many standpoints in which one…show more content…
With the hopes that people look at each other as who they are as a person, and not by the color of their skin. Martin Luther King Jr’s speech I Have a Dream correlates with a feminist perspective because of the lack of equality that women also face. The idea of equality is that everyone has the same opportunities, however women and African Americans had none. Feminism and King’s speech where to provide this equality to them, even though equality should be a human right. The equality that King argues, is the equality among black Americans and white Americans while the equality that feminisms argues is the equality among men and women. At the end of the day both groups are searching for equal rights. A true definition of feminism was stated by Actress and strong feminist figure Emma Watson at her speech she gave in front of the United Nations, where she stated “The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes” (Watson). King’s speech I Have a Dream falls into the category and idea of feminism, whether intentionally or not. When he fought for the equal rights of African American he then too fought for the rights of African American women who faced inequality for being of a colored race and a
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