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…
is exactly what Martin Luther King Jr. did on his journey to achieve justice for the african american community. He did not fight against the violence of the police with more violence. He chose to peacefully protest no matter what happened to him. I chose him because during the civil rights movement, which lasted from 1954 to 1968, he showed courage to stand up in what he believed in no matter what challenges he faced.
On January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia Michael Luther King, Jr. was born to…
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“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…
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…
They have the passion and will to persevere through all of the obstacles and challenges that they will be faced with, and they have the patience to take however long it takes until they have accomplished what they setout to do.
In my eyes Martin Luther King Jr. is a hero because of all the great things he has done for people and the evolution of race stereotypes. For example, he acted based on his own thoughts and…
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…
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 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…
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther king, jr.was born January 15, 1929 In Atlanta, Georgia. He died April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was a Baptist minister and a social activist who lead the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. His leadership was fundamental to that movement’s success in ending the legal segregation of African Americans in the south and other parts of the United…
five decades ago, let’s begin with saying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has changed lives for the better. Without the sacrifices he has made, the community would not be the way it is today. First and foremost I would like to applaud Dr. King for every accomplishment from the nonviolent campaigns, to the motivational speeches given for the Negro community. The willingness and power Dr. King put into the ears of the nation was legendary.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist minister and social activist…