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.
History Practice Controlled Assessment: ‘To what extent has the contribution of Martin Luther King to the advancement of black Americans between 1954 and 1968 been exaggerated?’ On 6th December 1865, the 13th amendment to the American Constitution was passes, leading to the abolition of slavery. However whilst slavery was abolished, the black people of America still faced harsh racism and had very little rights. During the period of 1954-1968, many people were campaigning for an advancement of black Americans. These people wanted equal civil rights for blacks as white Americans had. One such person was Martin Luther King.
King was an extremely charismatic person which made him the perfect spokesperson and leader for the Movement. Because of his excellent charisma and confidence, he was able to give African Americans a voice which restored some hope for them. He became a public figure from this and his message was heard all across the USA. King made many important speeches, I Have a Dream being one of the most famous, which motivated many people do stand up and do something. Although he did not initiate the start of the Movement, the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955, he got involved and helped them greatly with their cause.
“I Have a Dream” Rhetorical Analysis Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke his words of wisdom and truth at the Lincoln Memorial when he gave the “I Have a Dream” speech. The march on Washington, DC was the first ever, greatest demonstration for the freedom of Negros in the history of our great nation. As the for most civil rights activist ever known, King effectively spoke of the racial divide to black and white men and women alike. King poetically spoke of social and economic discord that affected each person on some tangible level regardless of his or her background. Martin Luther Kings’ speech emphasized, “Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy.” (King) Martin Luther King, Jr. used the Declaration of Independence to instill the confidence he had in furthering his cause.
He had the capability to be extremely persuasive in his speeches. His most famous one was at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. During this speech, he said “We hold these to truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.” During his life there were a lot of segregation problems. It was hard to fight for this kind of issues but Martin Luther King never gave up. At this time, the blacks had to leave their seats to white person, etc. Martin Luther King organized boycotts and for leading the Civil Rights Movement, he was awarded a Nobel Prize.
In 1964 the Civil Rights Act was passed and in 1965 as did the Voting Rights Act. Federal law made segregation and discriminatory voting illegal. However there remained issues like the failures of the existing political structures to absorb AA voters, shown by the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party failing to be accepted at the Democratic Convention. Failures like this frustrated some AA campaigners to the extent that they formed more radical groups. Black Power movements that included the Black panthers couldn’t be ignored if progress continued to be delayed.
How accurate is it to say that Martin Luther King’s policy of peaceful protest was the most important reason for the success of the civil rights movement in the years of 1960-1968? Martin Luther King’s peaceful protests were an important part within the civil rights movement in America between 1960 and 1969. He organised public protests as well as getting involved in many and giving the idea of peaceful protest. Every changed that occurred, somehow leads back to King and his policy of peaceful protest. From 1960 to 1968, King organised four main protests including Washington, Selma, Mississippi Freedom Summer and Birmingham, all of which were peaceful on the African American’s side of the protests.
Language: * The language is formal but easy to understand. It is the language of a politician making a statement. And you can feel the passion when you read the text, especially when he keeps repeating “I have a dream”. Circumstances: * It is written for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history Reader: * This is written as a speech, so it do not have a exactly reader, because It was made to tell, but it got published after the big speech, so you could read it. But it was for the black people, and to talk the black people’s case.
In his first statement he 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.” In this statement he has said what he was there to do. He is speaking out for freedom. This speech is one among few to demonstrate the freedom our nation was built upon. We are a nation of democracy and our nation was built on the fact that we have the right to “alter and institute new government” (Congress) . Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches and demonstrations would provoke a change in the minds and hearts of the American people.
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.