Persuasive Essay : Women Are People Too?

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Women are people too? Maya Angelou once said “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” If all people were treated with equal respect and liberty then civil liberty would not be a problem in the world. In a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a picture of Susan B. Anthony’s grave, and a speech written by Susan B. Anthony, show that civil liberty issues of America’s past have yet to be resolved. Martin Luther King Jr. has had a major impact on the lives of many African-Americans, both in and outside of war combat, but the fight is not over. “Save the soul of America”(Source A), this appeals to logos because it shows that Martin Luther King Jr. is trying to leave a legacy of peace, and sacrifice. This helps the reader understand the power that Martin Luther King’s speech exemplified, as he further states, “We were convinced that we could not limit our vision to certain rights for black people.” “Slaves...shackles they still wear.”(Source A) This is a representation of ethos because this part of the speech is referring to the slaves in the country that are still yet to be freed. This helps the reader try to understand the true vision of the African-Americans, and that is to be free, and be treated with the same amount of respect as their white counter partners. In this source I think it is fairly easy to recognise that civil liberty issues have yet to be resolved as it talks

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