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Rhetorical Analysis Of I Have A Dream By Martin Luther King Jr.

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On January 1, 1893, President Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery, but what did not leave was racism. Racism was huge in the mid-1900s, but it was predominantly African Americans. The African-American Civil Rights Movement started in 1954, and its goal was to end racial segregation and discrimination. One very popular Civil Rights Leader was Martin Luther King Jr (MLK). MLK was also an American Baptist Minister and activist. MLK wrote a speech that is widely known to this day; it is called “I Have a Dream.” MLK appeals to the audience stating that the Negros are still not free 100 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. This speech influenced to show the racial discrimination that was happening at that time and make the audience show sympathy.
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