The music that was played was important to the church and church people it always caused the church people to become excited for the Lord. In the book, The Black Church in the African American Experience, Lawrence H. Mamiya states “…in most black churches singing is second only to preaching as the magnet of attraction and the primary vehicle of spiritual transport for the worshiping congregation.” What’s important about the music is the message behind each song that is sung in the churches. The lyrics have meaning in which people can express themselves and really worship God. In the mid 1900’s during the civil rights movement, black churches would sing about freedom. Music and singing played a critical role in inspiring, mobilizing, and giving voice to the civil rights movement.
He was a strong African American man who stood firm on his Christian beliefs and equality for all people. He could have led the Civil Rights Movement, traveled the world, achieved his many accomplishments and even fathered children as a single man but this was not his dream. Young Martin Luther King knew the one thing that would make his life complete was a wife. Although he came to know his purpose in life, he never forgot his childhood and wanting to follow the footsteps of his father by becoming Baptist Minister and Pastor and sharing his dreams with a wife and family. Martin’s mate would be a woman who
However, just because you forgive does not mean you should forget. Taking in what you experienced and learning from it, is the most crucial part to emotional and spiritual growth. One person that constantly modeled forgiveness and whom has always inspired me would be, Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King was born on January 15, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a Baptist minister. King became a civil rights activist early on in his career.
They’re inspirational, motivating and sometime shocking but all distinctive voices have the purpose of bringing across a message to an audience. The following texts portray these aspects and would therefore be suitable for the 2014 HSC. This is evident when looking at Martin Luther King’s I have a Dream, Severn Cullis-Suzuki’s Address to the Plenary Session, Earth Summit and the film Remember the Titans directed by Boaz Yakin. King’s speech was elevating for African-Americans, providing hope for a better future. This is amplified through techniques like historic and biblical allusions and imagery.
Martin Luther King Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps and became a pastor as well. This helped to influence the way he protested. He was a nonviolent speaker and wanted blacks and whites to be equal in society together not separated. He was a very good public speaker and many blacks along with whites supported his belief of being equal. Malcom X did not have the same lifestyle that Martin had the ability to grow up with.
A distinctive voice creates an emotional response to texts through its ability to connect with an audience and position them to understand their purpose through the use of a range of written techniques. The two speeches “I have a dream” by Martin Luther King and “Address to the Plenary Session” by Severn Cullis-Suzuki and the song “dear Mr president” composed by pink will be used throughout to help show you how a distinctive voice creates an emotional response to texts. “ I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King and “Address to the Plenary Session, Earth Summit” by Severn Cullis-Suzuki, both have strong an powerful speakers/ composers presenting the speech. In the speech “I Have a Dream”, Martin addresses prominent issues by exposing the racial injustice African Americans faces. In the speech “Address to the Plenary Session, Earth Summit” Severn Cullis-Suzuki raised her concern about the destruction of the environment.
The Future is in Men Books, television shows, movies, poems, and songs are resources that have the ability to provide such powerful messages, that one may begin to look at things differently. There are many inspirational sources that have been passed down from generation to generation promoting acts of love and care. We hope that the inspirational messages contained in these resources will teach our youth, who are the future of our nation, the importance of human-kindness. A few examples of this would be a song known worldwide called, “We are the World”. That song was a collaboration of many great artists that was influential in bringing awareness to the importance of caring for one another and living in harmony.
So that everyone can get together and form in unity as one nation. “In September, 1954, King becomes full- time pastor in Montgomery, Ala. (Royson)” He was a very religious man that took in the teachings of his fathers’ beliefs at a young age. Kings father was very influential upon his life, along with Mohandas Gandhi. He took the peaceful teachings of Gandhi and used those ideas during the civil right movement. As “elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), he was often seen as a rival to the NAACP.
MARTIN LUTHER KING ANALYSIS In Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, he uses many different rhetorical strategies. One of the most powerful techniques used is allusion. King points to shared references that are already loaded with built-in emotion, reaching well beyond his words. These allusions all further his purpose of inspiring people to fight against segregation with integrity of character and without violence. For example, King first uses allusion by referring to Abraham Lincoln and how, “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation.” Mentioning how Lincoln, one of the greatest American Presidents of all time, fought for Negros gives King authoritative appeal in his argument.
Kings distinctive voice conveys his determination in uniting a nation to bring the changes needed. His experience in ac church had helped him create a voice which creates pathos as he preaches his message to the audiences, and thus his repetitive and memorable words create a distinctive voice throughout the speech. Similarly, he also creates his distinctive voice through the urgency he demands of America for change. For instance, King states, “tranquilising drug of gradualism” to show how this the required change the African Americans