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 to make a listener agree with what the speaker has said. Finally, King uses words that an audience wants to hear. King's speech use of language telling his fellow Negro's how they have been promised things and not received them, and the life they live should be better because of this. Martin Luther King Jr. opened his I Have a Dream speech by mentioning the Emancipation Proclamation. He tries to set the stage that Negro's have been lied to, and the lives they live were promised to be better than what they are. When referring to the Emancipation Proclamation he states, this decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. Yet, after one hundred years later, the Negro is still not free. The lives of Negro's are still tortured by today's society. He goes on to say how all the Negro's, because of the Declaration of Independence, were promised life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Again, the Negro was lied to by society. King then says to his listeners, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked insufficient funds. King says to the Negro's that this bad check needs to be cashed, and they should demand that it be cashed. King uses language in the beginning to fire up his listeners. He wants them to see that the Negro has been pushed away by society. King wants to have his listeners angry and upset toward the American people in order that they will rise up and defend their race and go get what they have been promised. He then tells his fellow Negro's that now is the time to rise from the dark, now is the time to make justice a reality, and now is the time to lift racial injustices. He tells them, there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. He explains they are victims of police brutality, and the Negro's shouldn't be satisfied. He says, we can never be satisfied as long as we cannot gain lodging at a motel, we cannot be satisfied when a Negro's basic mobility is from a small ghetto to a large one. He expresses, the Negro has nothing to be satisfied about until justice rolls down like waters and
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.
September 6, 2013
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…
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 in…
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,
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…
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…
Speech on Martin Luther King
Nearly three centuries ago, African slaves were brought to the New World and put into slavery. They were treated more cruelly in the United States than in any other country that had ever practiced slavery, and ever since its prohibition, African-Americans has fought oppression. Martin Luther King Jr., would aid immensely in this fight. He was born in Atlanta Georgia in 1929. His father, Martin Luther King Sr. Was a Baptist minister and also preached for civil rights…
Anthony Adigun Adigun 1
March 9, 2013
A Better Future
Martin Luther King Jr’s. speech was an inspiration to many people. Not only African Americans were inspired but some different races were also touched by his words. Some people say that President Obama is the reincarnation of MLK because they are similar. They both share the same dream and both are…
Martin Luther King RF
Catelli ; Period 4
April 6, 2010
During the 1960’s racial segregation was taking place all over the world. Martin Luther King a civil right leader was an independent man who was determined to change America, and change the way people discriminated against one another because of their race. He believed that the one way to actually stand up and make a change is to sacrifice himself and be punished for his own actions, through this his rebelliousness he…