Critical Analysis of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Speech

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Critical Analysis of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Speech Introduction In this critical analysis I am going to look at Martin Luther King, Jr and the 'I have a dream' speech. Martin Luther King, Jr is very distinguished due to the many outstanding achievements he accomplished throughout his life. He was an American clergyman and he accomplished the Nobel Prize for one of the principal leaders of the American civil rights movement. King's defiance to segregation and racial discrimination in the 1950's and 1960's helped persuade many white Americans to support the cause of civil rights in the United States. Following his assassination in 1968, King became a representation of protest in the struggle for racial justice. ====================================================================== Martin Luther King, Jr, History ------------------------------- Martin Luther King was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and he was the eldest son of Martin Luther King, Sr., who was a Baptist minister. His father enlisted as a pastor of a large Atlanta church, Ebenezer Baptists, which was founded by Martin Luther Kings, Jr's maternal grandfather. King attended a segregated school, where he excelled. He then entered Morehouse College at the age of 15 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1948. He went on to graduate, with honours, from Crozer Theological Seminary in 1951 and enrolled in Boston University where he achieved a doctoral degree in systematic theology, in 1955. Throughout his education, King was exposed to influences that associated Christian theology to the struggles of oppressed people. At Boston University,... ... middle of paper ... ...', this is putting across the idea that God wants everyone to be, even blacks, and Gods wishes should be fulfilled. My opinion I found this speech very moving and very forceful with it meaning. It has shown me how many people had to fight to get the society we live in today and to achieve the racially equal society we live in. This speech influenced my protest and control song immensely because I used his ideas of everyone being the same underneath to write my lyrics. I tired to use similar techniques in my lyrics as King did in his speech, for example, repetition. Conclusion Martin Luther King fought hard for the world we live, which some people take for granted, although there is still some racial discrimination today I feel that his teachings will go on and live with me for the rest of my life.

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