He gave the speech "I Have a Dream" in 1963 on the "March to Washington" after which he established himself as one of the greatest orators in the history of America. He wrote this speech in order to inspire and convince the people of America that each and every American no matter what the color of their skin is or from where they belong, each and every one of them should be treated equally, with justice and equality. He wanted to stop the injustice that was taking place in each and every street of America and he wanted to inspire the African American people to start a non-violent protest against this wrong doing. For this speech, his target audience were all the American's present on that day in Washington and all the people of the country. His final purpose of the speech was to attain freedom for his fellow African American citizens who were being treated unfairly during that period in the country.
King’s first leadership role in the civil rights movement was as an executive in the National Association for the Advancement of colored people where he lead and organized the year long Montgomery Bus Boycott. Later the Boycott would lead to the U.S Supreme Court to rule that segregated buses were unconstitutional. He also became President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The group was different because they only used nonviolent strategies to get their point across and expose the evils of oppression. Martin Luther King spoke over 2,500 times and led marches and nonviolent demonstrations for black people to vote, desegregation, labor and other basic civil rights for all.
They could not stand for the discrimination and they were going fight for justice. The audience that came to hear the speech had the same goal as Dr. King. They want to fight for the Negros. Dr. King’s Talk Card effectively reach the goal he wanted to express. At the very beginning of the speech Dr. King said “I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” His goal is to fight freedom for the Negro
Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream” speech was delivered at Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. In hopes of planting the seed of equality into every American’s heart and letting it flourish. King expresses his profound and powerfully emotional thoughts while also mentioning momentous decrees such as the Emancipation Proclamation and Declaration of Independence that were signed by our founding fathers in our nations early history. These documents were intended to unlock the invisible cage that once held African Americans hostage from being treated as equals. Centuries later the Negro community was still riddled by racial injustice and oppression.
Curtis Long COMM 300 MLK Analysis This paper will analyze and discuss the “I have a dream speech” by Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. which was presented in 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial. The speech is about the failed promises of equality for all, focusing mainly on blacks. The speech culminated a civil rights march on Washington in an attempt to secure rights for African-Americans. The march, King's speech, and other boycotts and protests eventually led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed many aspects of discrimination. The reason that the speech had such a massive impact is due to the tense social mood of the time and it gave black activists a vision for the future.
“I look to the day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Are the words that Martin Luther King Jr. once stated, hoping for the end of racism, discrimination and segregation. He had a dream for everyone to have the right to be treated equally, as all man should be. Martin Luther King started a revolution; people that were being treated unequal were fed up. This dream was for all war against racism to have an end to it. So that everyone can get together and form in unity as one nation.
After the emancipation of slavery in the 1800’s, African Americans have struggled to be treated with the same equal rights as Europeans. Even with the laws that were pasted to protect African Americans there were states that ignored and created new laws to overturn the laws to protect African Americans. The ignorant of Europeans who denied African Americans the equal rights the laws stated they deserved. African Americans decided to stand up for themselves by developing non violent protest movement to fight for the equal rights of African Americans. ("Civil Rights Movement") Martin Luther King Jr. became the leader of the non violent protest movement in the 1950’s.The development of Martin Luther King Jr. in this era started when an African American woman named Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama.
I think it’s the celebration of change, the month that sets hope for other issues that strike our country daily. It’s the cornerstone of what can set different races, religions, organizations, etc, to move forward and abolish all stereotypical comments. I think Black History Month should not be abolished from the calendar year. As I read this article, I thought to myself that many people who agree with Freeman are looking past the point and are
Sitanshu Biswas AP English Barack Obama’s Selma Speech On the 50th anniversary of the famous march from Selma, President Barack Obama gave, what is now regarded as, one of his best speeches. His speech was a dedication to the hardships that this country has overcome over the time period. Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. and his followers marched from Selma to Montgomery as a form of protest and as a symbol of the unity he wanted to see exemplified in the country. This was an integral moment in the long and hard fought battle for civil rights. President Obama was tasked with giving a speech that not only openly acknowledged and recognized what happened in Selma but also shed light on how far the nation has come since then.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery Bus Boycott was an event in which African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregated seating. It took place on the 5th December 1955, to December 20th 1956, and it is regarded as the first large-scale demonstration against segregation in U.S. On December 1, 1955, four days before the boycott began, Rosa Parks, and African-American woman, refused to yield her seat to a white man on a Montgomery bus. She was arrested, found guilty, and fined $10. The boycott of public buses by blacks in Montgomery began on the day of Parks’ court hearing and lasted 381days. The U.S Supreme Court ultimately ordered Montgomery to integrate its bus system.