Eventually the DCVL asked the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; which was led by Martin Luther King Jr. for help. The SCLC and King brought many civil rights leaders to help with the marches. The SCLC was with majority of protests in the south pertaining to the rights or lack of rights for blacks in the south. On February 18, 1965, C. T. Vivian in protest of the arrest of James Orange led a march to the courthouse in Marion, Alabama. State officials sent orders to block the Courthouse with a line of Alabama state troopers.
It attracted upwards of 200,000 people, and needed nearly 300,000 police to control the passionate crowed. It was here that King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech upon the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Among other things, the speech promoted peace and love between all races and religions, as well as economic rights for minorities, African Americans in particular. The positivity and the extreme desire for equal treatment is an appeal to logos for most of the population. This initial act serves as the first major advancement of civil rights simply due to the sheer size of participants it attracted, as well as the mass amounts of media attention it received.
Over 200,000 demonstrators participated in the March on Washington in the nation’s capital on August 28, 1963. The purpose of the march was to gain civil rights for African Americans. There was a wide diversity in those who participated, with a quarter of all the demonstrators being white (Ross). Even southern people came to contribute which caused them to be harassed and threatened for coming to the march. The March on Washington became a very successful event for the rights of African Americans, and amended several peoples’ view-points towards the topic, even President John Kennedy’s.
The March on Washington was the biggest march in the civil rights movement in the 1960s and it was bigger than the Selma to Montgomery march. The March on Washington was an important part of the civil rights movement in other ways less obvious. The March on Washington demanded equality in the South and to remove the Jim Crow law that was put in the South to keep colors separate from whites and make it separate but equal. The march was the biggest peaceful success in the civil rights movement: 200,000 black and white Americans showed up to take part. One of the most memorable speeches was Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech which... ... middle of paper ... ...MA TO MONTGOMERY MARCH.
Over 40,000 African Americans participated in the one-day boycott. They then decided to make the boycott longer. (Wexler pg). In summary, The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a successful and important part in the history of the United States. Civil rights are supposed to be for all people in the U.S. and this helped move along the fight for rights.
Martin Luther King's Usage of Ethos Pathos Mythos and Logos On August 28, 1963 more than 250,000 civil-rights supporters attended the March on Washington. Addressing the protesters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Profoundly, he proclaimed for a free nation of equality where all race would join together in the effort to achieve common ground. King stated his yearning for all colors to unite and be judged by character, not by race. African Americans would not be satisfied until their desire for freedom from persecution, bitterness, and hatred prevailed.
In that year, King received the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1965, King and others organized a march to protest the blatant denial of African Americans' voting rights in Selma, Alabama, where the march began. Before the protesters were able to reach Birmingham, the state capital, they were attacked by police with tear gas and clubs.
During that time he led the unforgettable March on Washington where he delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech to millions of viewers across the nation. The next year he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He went on to launching his first major northern campaign in Chicago. Black Baptists were there opposing him, and a mob of club carrying Ku Klux Klan members and Neo-Nazis met his marchers. With all that he had said and done, on April 3, 1983 he said "I have been to the mountain top and seen the promise land."
Huey Newton, founder of the Black Panthers in 1966, continued King's legacy. Although his group was... ... middle of paper ... ... set on fire. As a result, the governor called in the National Guard. On May 4, 1970 the guardsmen confronted students at a rally. The students threw rocks and bottles and the guards retaliated with tear gas.
King is really known for. Which is his famous march, and his popular “I Have a Dream Speech.” III. Dr. King’s accomplishments. A. The march was for people to be a part of, and fight for jobs and freedom.