Martin Luther King: Racial Equality And Human Rights

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Racial Equality and Human Rights On the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C on August 28, 1963, was given the best speech in the American history. “I Have a Dream” speech was given by Martin Luther King Jr. a “Baptist minister and a prominent civil rights activist."( A&E) Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King had a great impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among his many efforts, King headed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. “Through his activism and inspirational speeches he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the United States.” (A&E) There were around 250,000 people black and white Americans watch the speech and millions of people that heard the speech through the radio and television. During the speech of “I Have a Dream” Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about the injustices, racial equality, and human rights. He also used biblical codes and his own testimony to inform the audience of the United States of things that were happening. Martin Luther King Jr. wanted to obtain equal rights to all individuals in the United States. Martin Luther King made use of logos, …show more content…
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”(King) He also used biblical codes when giving the speech. “And the Glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together. This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with.” (King) He wanted to encourage his audience to calm and not to use violence. By using biblical codes he wants people to have hope, faith, and motivation to demand a