I brought a presentation about Malcom X and Martin Luther King both human right activist. Before starting the presentation, since I`m debating by myself I want to make sure to you guys that I`m on the side of Malcom X. Who is Malcom X? Normally, he is known as black supremacists, racists, violence seekers, segregationists. His civil rights strategy was intensive and extreme.
Martin Luther King’s dream was to have equality. Martin wanted to allow African Americans to get a job so they can see and realize equality. The “I Have A Dream” speech was basically a plea for society based on racial harmony. This speech was held at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C on August 28th, 1963. Martin Luther King Gave this speech to so many people because, He wanted to motivate people so they could see how wrong it is to treat people wrong just because they are different.
Analysis of “I Have a Dream” and “Letter to Birmingham Jail” In the “Letter to Birmingham Jail” Martin Luther King addresses the criticisms and objections that the white clergymen had made towards his and his affiliated organization’s efforts in trying to end segregation and achieve his and his people’s birth right: the right to be free through nonviolent means. Through the “I Have a Dream Speech” King speaks to his supporters and as well as to the entire nation to make them be fully aware of the injustices they are facing and through this make them stand up to those injustices. Both “Letter to Birmingham Jail” and “I Have a Dream Speech” have the same underlying meaning however. That way too long have the black community been treated wrongly. That way too long have the black nation been “judged by the color of their skin rather than the content of their character (King 815)” and therefore it is time for them to rise and stand up for their rights.
King had a very strong opinion on segregation and made many personal sacrifices to put an end to it while Obama tried to defuse the uproar created by Reverend Wright’s remarks and called for more unity amongst the races. Although King clearly made a better argument, I feel that both King and Obama accomplished what they set out to do in their respective letter and speech: to raise awareness and put an end to racism in
He uses tone in his speech by saying “Let freedom ring …” Dr. King is giving the message of hope to his audience. He is trying to tell his audience that segregation is not okay, and that they need to let people be free from being mistreated. Dr. Martin Luther King’s style of writing is persuasive and powerful. He is speaking to his people to persuade them to listen to his powerful words and to take action. He knows that no one liked what was happening back then, so he needed not only their ears, but also their minds to
He chose to be vocal about his dissatisfaction with his people’s racial predicament. King spoke as though he was speaking on behalf of his entire race. He was a man of his people and represented their needs and desire to gain equality. King spoke directly against authority, not in a malicious way, but more in a way where he offered criticism and ways in which society needed to reform itself. During the 1963 March on Washington, King delivered perhaps his most famous speech called “I Have a Dream.” This speech called for an end to racism and desegregation in America that was still very prevalent at the time.
In Steele’s examination of race relations in America, he states that, “the long struggle of blacks in America has always been a struggle to retrieve our full humanity. But now the reactive stance we adopted to defend ourselves against oppression binds us to the same racial views that oppressed us in the first place” (34). It is this statement that is the basis for Steele’s arguments that show us how Americans have become trapped in this never ending cycle called racism. Innocence Innocence and guilt are two elements of racial conflict that Steele presents. He explains how the motives of blacks and whites have been dominated by a desire of innocence.
Debating the MLK Movement Queniya Lassiter Final 4/18/2012 Debating the Martin Luther King Jr. Movement When I think about Martin Luther King Jr I think about all the things he accomplished for African American’s while others were racist against him. He believed in equality no matter where it came from or whom. He wanted all African Americans to be given the same rights as other races even whites. He became famous from his brilliant speeches, words of wisdom and persuasive thoughts that segregated African Americans. Even though times have changed, diverse races are still segregated all over the United States.
TOPIC: Letter from Birmingham Instructor: Barnad Novemer 26, 2012 In reading “letter from Birmingham” by Martin Luther King, Dr. Martin wanted to fight for racial equality. He believed that equality for all could be reach by non- violence. He is a strong advocate that people who oppress the oppressors were not evil; they had to change their beliefs. Everyone yearn for their freedom. In particular the colored people had pent up anger and resentments which is understandably.
Working for the Common Good Dr. Martin Luther King continues to provide a atitude of hope for the public. His death not only sets an example to current Americans, but also works as the symbol of inter-related issues of the fight against racism. Furthermore, Dr. King’s strong stance is evident through his various speeches such as “A Testament of Hope” and the infamous “I have a Dream” speech. Through these prestigious speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King persists to remind Americans of the unexplainable sufferings African Americans at the time were forced to face. Despite the disadvantages and limitations that automatically came with being an African American in the 1950’s, Dr. King never fell short.