It is often said that the winners write the history books. In this case, key elements of Dr. King’s demands for satisfaction came to pass very quickly and did not have to wait upon ‘gradualism’. Segregation laws were abolished. Universal suffrage became a reality. Police brutality was severely curtailed. If Dr. King had been shot and those sharing his dream disbursed, the speech would have been forgotten along with his dreams. One key area that Dr. King demanded as a key point that seems to have been ignored though was his concluding demand from Amos 5:24 that ‘righteousness (rolls down) like a might stream’. It seems to be a more distant dream now than in 1963. In spite of that failure to bring about righteousness, the fact that his speech did play a part in bringing about real change for most of his demands of justice is foundational in it being considered one of the greatest speeches of all time. Mark Sanborn quoted in Servant Empowered Leadership (Page, p. 162) sums up what an effective communicator needs to do: “to create through his or her communication a cascading vision that flows outward to energize everyone in the organization.” History shows that his speech did in fact accomplish that. Simply put, it worked.
...ll of the charges that were brought upon him and he answers them all in full detail and truth. He addresses his audience with honesty and respect, without making his readers feeling like they were being vanquished. Instead they were being made aware of what their actions were doing to society, and that they could make a difference. Dr. King uses a very strong pathos while speaking to his audience. He helps them to see things from his perspective. He uses detailed stories that make the reader feel like they are seeing what is going on. He also uses his ethos to show his respect for the audience, which in turn puts a positive spin on the negativity of the whole situation.
He states with quotes "Black young men being sent eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in Southwest Georgia and East Harlem".Pathos is used here wanting to make the audience feel guilty that there sending there sons to fight a war as well as give a country liberties that they dont have here at home that is what Mr.King uses to fuel his audience with anger towards the unjust
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. uses the appeal of ethos from the beginning until the end of his speech. Because he was talking about African-American people, his own race that were dealing with racism and discrimination. However, Dr. King uses all the rhetorical devices in many ways to the best of his ability to gain the favor of his audience, and he made an unforgettable and effectively speech that made an impact on America. His main purpose was to fight for the equal rights of African-American people and in order for him to do that, he aided the civil rights to help his own race to improve their
King’s speech was given on August 28th, 1963. His purpose was to endorse freedom for slaves. He begins his speech with the emancipation of the slaves, issued by Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln later mentions that after being freed from slavery, blacks are still not free. King claims all men were issued a check and a promise of freedom, yet for Black men and women that check has come back with “insufficient funds”. The members of the civil rights union issue a check to America, they return America’s unkept promise with one they are sure to keep: the continued pursuit of justice. King, along with many supporters, demand their freedom now, they demand things to change with a sense of urgency and without procrastination form the oppressor. They do not want to see slow changes over the time to make justices a reality for all of “God’s children.” However, King hopes to obtain equality through nonviolent movement. He tells fellow Black people to not have hatred or bitterness in their heart or turn to guns and fists. He knows that violence to obtain peace only leads to an endless cycle of fighting, ...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr gave an extremely inspirational speech on August 28th, 1963 to a crowd of over 250,000 people. His repetition in his words, greatly affected the Civil Rights Movement and the speech was named, one of the best speeches since the Gettysburg Address. Specifically the phrases “I have a dream” and “Let freedom ring” were repeated. He was able to motivate the crowd by using very powerful words and using repetition to get the audience under a trance. The use of repetition on strong words gave the speech a very positive impact. It gave his speech an abundant amount of power through his words. Dr. King used motivational appeals in his speech to show what he desired for his people and the country. As a result, this showed the audience and me that he had strong and confident mental attributes of a leader. The combination of his powerful and influential words with the choice of repetition had a huge impact on how the audience had been effected.
The famous speech, “ I Have a Dream”, was held in 1963 by a powerful leader of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. He was born January 15,1929 the son of an Atlanta Pastor. Martin Luther King Jr. always insisted on nonviolent resistance and always tried to persuade others with his nonviolent beliefs. In 1963, King spoke from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and almost 200,000 people attended his speech. All his listeners were Civil Rights supporters who rallied behind him and the people who watched his appearance on television. King traveled the country making speeches and inspiring people to become involved in the Civil Rights Movement. He organized non violent student sit-ins and fought for the rights of the black population.
Perhaps the reason authorities were so irritated by Martin Luther King’s protests would be on the account of the fact he does nothing wrong. “His efforts successfully merged the anti-Vietnam war movement ...
Dr. King is a man who is over flowed of nothing but creditability. Not once he pointed his finger as a child would and blame the Caucasian men for forcing the African-American to attempt to survive a horrific ordeal of history. He encouraged his brother and sisters of color not to protests with bitter and physical violence but to engage hands and peacefully demand to be treated equally. He encouraged his colored brothers and sisters to go back to where they are from with not despair in their hearts, but hope that one day there will be freedom within reach.
Martin Luther King Jr. had many successful speeches and most importantly, nonviolent protests. As Martin Luther King Jr. became more and more involved in the civil rights movement, King was influenced by the beliefs of Mohandas K. Gandhi. Gandhi preached a philosophy of nonviolence as the only way to achieve victory against much stronger foes. During a trip to India in 1959, King met with followers of Gandhi. King had said “As I read, I became deeply fascinated by his campaigns of nonviolent resistance. As I delved deeper into the philosophy of Gandhi, my skepticism concerning the power of love gradually diminished, and I came to see for the first time its potency in the area of social reform.” A Protest Martin Luther King Jr. carried out was called “March of Washington” which took place in August 1963 where people came from all over the country to call for jobs and freedom. There, Martin Luther King Jr., also delivered his famous speech, “I Had a Dream.” He had given his speech at the Lincoln Memorial, right in front of the white house where President John F. Kennedy stayed. Kennedy had said in a statement issued “that the civil rights leaders had addressed the crowd from the Lincoln Memorial, a gesture that he called "appropriate." He hailed the demonstration as an advance in the cause of civil rights and said he had been impressed by the "deep fervor and th...