Emotion is a powerful feeling that can be exploited for one’s manipulation or used to convey a message. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. provides the 1960’s with an impactful speech, “I Have a Dream”, that had an immediate reaction on the nation’s public. Without this influential point in American history, I believe that the national reformation from discrimination would have been impossible. Being an over-qualified man for this topic, Dr. King speaks to his audience in such a way that he connects with them emotionally, and the style he orchestrated his speech with is effective. The elegance and uttermost logical approach to this speech is interesting and worth taking a deeper look at.
To begin, Dr. King has an excellent résumé, being an accomplished college graduate, pastor, and life experience as an African American during this tumultuous time, which would allow him to travel and speak in front of thousands of people incorporating his knowledge and understanding from a logical and religious standpoint. The experiences that Dr. King lived through because of his race gave him a view from the inside, seeing the issues with discrimination personally. With this credibility he is qualified to prove the ethics behind the Civil Rights movement, establishing right from wrong. Throughout Dr. King’s speech he mentions that it is time to move out of racial injustice because it is morally wrong, and push towards freedom from discrimination for all races. Having the strong tone in his voice he warns the nation of the damages that could take place, “And there will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our...
... middle of paper ...
...very rebuttal towards his speech because now he has proved logically that he is right.
To take an issue as big as racial injustice and carefully weave a speech that has an immediate impact is truly a nearly impossible task, one that Dr. King did not fail. In today’s time we still see an occasional racial involved scuffle, but nothing like the struggles of slavery and the injustices occurring after the freedom of African Americans. To go through these times as an African American cannot be understood by everyone, but now after this speech which battered at emotions and had shocking examples, the generations now and to come can understand what the nation was like for African Americans. Hopefully with this significant point in history and others that contributed to the cause will teach our future to steer clear of racial discrimination and remain with freedom for all.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- Racism A Human Problem We are all human. We all bleed if cut, and bruise if wounded. We as humans have a need to fit in with those around us. Being of a different race from the dominant race can lead to segregation if there are not laws in place to protect all people. At one point in our American history there were not laws to protect all races people, but laws to seclude races from others. Actively and systematically setting up those races of people classified different, deemed less for failure.... [tags: African American, United States]
1597 words (4.6 pages)
Just Walk on By: Black Men in Public Spaces, by Brent Staples and I Have a Dream, by Martin Luther King Jr.
- Kofi Annan, the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations and the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize winner, once said, “Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated (“Quotes.”)” Racism has existed since the dawn of time. It has been used as a method to keep strangers out of societies or to keep people in an inferior state. Racism is defined as, “The belief that some races of people are better than others (“Racism.”)” How should the citizens of the world stop the spread of racism.... [tags: Stopping the Spread of Racism]
998 words (2.9 pages)
- On the third Monday in January, we celebrate a man who helped change the course of history in the way people treat others who are different than them. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an African American clergyman and civil rights leader for who was made famous by the glorious speech “I Have a Dream”. (Norton 1152) In this speech, he spoke of a future where Caucasians and African Americans would no longer be segregated and to not be judged by the color of our skin but to be known together as equal.... [tags: African American, Rhetoric, Martin Luther King]
1131 words (3.2 pages)
- Great Leaders America is a land with leaders who were recognized with very prominent backgrounds during the civil rights period of our history. Martin Luther king Jr and Malcolm X have dedicated their lives in making America a better place for African Americans. There is a great deal of history surrounding these two individuals. The Civil Rights movement began after the end of World War II. Although, the two men stood on opposite sides taking a different approach to meet a common goal. After the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr.... [tags: Malcolm X, African American, Martin Luther King]
1584 words (4.5 pages)
- Great Leaders America is a land with leaders who were recognized with very prominent backgrounds during the civil rights period of our history. Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X have dedicated their lives to making America a better place for African Americans. There is a great deal of history surrounding these two individuals. The Civil Rights movement began after the end of World War II. Although, the two men stood for opposite sides taking a different approach to meet a common goal. After the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr.... [tags: Malcolm X, African American, Martin Luther King]
1584 words (4.5 pages)
- People who look similar, often associate themselves as having the same mindset and thoughts. This is often not true though because every human being is brought up differently and will experience other things than what their twin will experience. This gives them a whole different view on everything they do. Dreamer: A Novel a book by Charles Johnson is about Dr. Martin Luther King and his thoughts during the time he was constructing his civil rights movement. In the book King meets a look alike that is almost an exact replica of him.... [tags: Thought, Mind, Cain and Abel, Martin Luther King]
730 words (2.1 pages)
- Martin Luther King Jr. addressed many issues in his “I have a dream” speech and his letters from Birmingham regarding the Civil Rights progress that needed to be made. He addressed what he believed was the differences between a just law and an unjust law. He talked about the different types of extremists and why he supported the use of direct action. He implied that there needed to be a constructive and realistic approach to solve racism with patience and reasonable terms. Martin Luther King Jr.... [tags: Law, United States, Martin Luther King, Jr.]
992 words (2.8 pages)
- It’s 2015 and we live in a world that still sees man and judges’ man by the color of his skin. Now let’s step back in time fifty something years ago. The lines have been drawn whites on one side and African Americans on the other. Where would you be standing, would it be on the forefront of the battle lines fighting for equality or shouting from the rooftops racial slurs and spreading hate. Through the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given to by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”(King, 2).... [tags: African American, Black people, Martin Luther King]
1101 words (3.1 pages)
- It’s 2015 and we live in world that still sees man and judge’s man by the color of his skin. Now let’s step back in time fifty something years ago. The lines have been drawn whites on one side and African Americans on the other. Where would you be standing, would it be on the forefront of the battle lines fighting for equality or shouting from the rooftops racial slurs and spreading hate. We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given to by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”(King, 2).... [tags: African American, Black people, Martin Luther King]
1129 words (3.2 pages)
- Biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 15, 1929 - April 4, 1968 Nationality: American Occupation: civil rights leader Occupation: minister (religion) Michael King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in the Atlanta home of his maternal grandfather, Adam Daniel Williams (1863 — 1931). He was the second child and the first son of Michael King Sr. (1897 — 1984) and Alberta Christine Williams King (1903 — 1974). Michael Jr. had an older sister, Willie Christine (b. 1927), and a younger brother, Alfred Daniel Williams (b.... [tags: Martin Luther King Civil Rights Essays]
4066 words (11.6 pages)