Just and unjust laws may be considered logical evidence as well as emotional, but Martin Luther King Jr. uses a few much better logical examples to convince the audience to see his point of view. His logical examples of moral wrongdoings include strong emotion and cold harsh facts. Birmingham’s history of cruel segregation is well known and possibly the most segregated city in the United States. There were more “unsolved bombings of Negro homes and churches in Birmingham than in any other city in the nation” (655). The police in Birmingham are especially brutal. Examples of this are when elderly women and young girls are cursed at and shoved around during the protest, as well as old black men and young boys getting beaten by the officers. Human morals and laws confirm that beating or pushing others, above all the elderly and children, is wrong and logically so. Other police misconducts include releasing dogs on unarmed protesters and King pointing out that twice, inmates in the jail were refused food because they wanted to say a blessing together before eating. These examples are the strongest that King uses because it is hard to deny the facts and harsh treatment of the black community, unless one sees blindly and does not dig deeper for the true facts. The emotional examples are effective, but not as effective as the facts that cannot be disputed or interpreted entirely different after the actual facts are presented through firsthand accounts and witnesses, therefore they are the strongest most effective persuasive tools that MLK uses.
Another way Martin Luther King Jr. used logical appeal, not as facts, but more a way of logical thinking, was during his thoughts on receiving
Martin Luther was born in Eisleben, Germany on November 10th, 1483. His parents were Hans and Magarete (Lindemann) Luther. The second born, Martin had three brothers, two of whom died of the plague. Hans, a miner, did not want Martin to be a miner because he knew how harsh the job was. He kept him in school in hopes that young Martin becomes a lawyer.
Martin became educated early and was an extremely intelligent young man. He went to schools in Mansfield, Magdeburg, and Eisenach. After one year…
achievements of Martin Luther. This short article points out key points on the life of Martin Luther. The information in organized in chronological order from Luther’s birth to death and the format is easy to follow and understand. Luther is under a subsection of “Historical figures” however, other subsections include Family History, British History, Ancient History and Hands on History, allowing anyone seeking information to easily be able to find their desired topic. Additionally an image of Martin Luther…
Martin Luther King Jr`s impact on the civil rights movement
Maya Angelou Interview http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/ang0int-1
Poet and Historian
January 22, 1997
High Point, North Carolina
oDr. Angelou, you worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. What was Dr. King really like, personally?
oMaya Angelou: Dr. King was a human being. He had a sense of humor which was wonderful. It is very dangerous to make a person larger than life because, then, young…
Martin Luther King!
“Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about the things that matter.”
The U.S.A is seen in today’s world as a nation where everybody grows up in harmony despite of their race and colour. If martin Luther king had kept silent about his aims/ views, then the America we see today probably wouldn’t have existed.
Martin Luther King junior was born on January the 15th 1929 in Atlanta America. Born to a Baptist father king had a very Christian upbringing. Therefore he believed…
Martin Luther King Jr. is a well-known person in history. He is known for his work in civil rights, and is known for his I Have a Dream Speech. King's speech not only changed history for the black community it gave hope to black throughout the world. King's speech was so successful because he was able to arouse his audience to their feet and get them angry at society. In his speech, he uses different types of language. Using strong powerful words to influence a listener's opinion, and using words…
Martin Luther King Jr.
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Professional Leadership (PED 492)
Martin Luther King Jr. was not only a leader but a hero. He was a man with courage, a man who woke up dreaming of change, a man who risked his life just to make a life changing difference. He dreamed that one day man and woman, Blacks, Whites, Hispanics and even Jews would be treated equally. He dreamed that no matter your race or your sex you would get treated as well as the next. I chose to speak of a…
portrays the life of a colored family that have had many
issues with racism within society. The problems that they have faced have also been shown and
mentioned in “
I Have a Dream”
by Martin Luther King. Both works contribute to the same idea
that life for Black Americans were very different than those of White Americans. Lorraine
A Raisin in the Sun
, and Martin Luther King’s, “
I Have a Dream”
similar ideas that colored people are in poor financial economic conditions, facing inequality,
as equal to the white population, especially in the south. This was a time when hero’s such as Rosa Parks and others decided to take a stand and defend themselves, demanding to be heard and demanding to bring about a change. This was the age of Martin Luther King, one of the innovative leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. He was a minister and firmly believed in nonviolent protests to fight the black oppression that was occurring. In his endeavors to participate in these protests he found himself…
Martin Luther King Jr.
I picked Martin Luther King Jr. because he was a preacher, a strong speaker and motivator, he was a true Christian. When he spoke he always had faith and he spoke about us having faith. I really liked his forthrightness with which he called out the source of his courage. He once said, “I am many things to many people, but in the quiet recesses of my heart, I am fundamentally a clergyman, a Baptist preacher. This is my being and my heritage, for I am also the son of a Baptist…
step against segregation. They had asked a soft-spoken preacher named Martin Luther King, Jr. or M.L as his family called him. To guide them on their protest for equality and justice. The three experiences M.L had as a young person that shaped his actions and beliefs as an adult were his father’s influence, his mother’s encouragement, and the bus ride back to Atlanta.
To begin with, M.L’s father, Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr., was the well-respected preacher at Ebenezer Baptist Church…