fight was Martin Luther King Jr. King was a Baptist minister and civil activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement in the 1960s. Taking inspiration from nonviolent advocates such as Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. King sought equality for African Americans and freedom from the injustices under which they had fallen victim, through peaceful protest. Those protests include the events of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the March on Washington, where
adversity to move a people to action. Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader who knew his adversaries; moreover he was a leader who knew his audience. He was a leader who knew the tools of public speaking and expertly used them. He gracefully and meaningfully practiced the use of ethos, logos, and pathos to communicate; consequently moving his audience to inspiration and action. We will take a look at how he elegantly incorporates these appeals in his landmark speech at the Lincoln Memorial in 1963.
something we as Americans must continue to strive for and work at. Martin Luther King Jr. was a major influence in the Civil Rights movement not only for his support in rallies and confronting the President about the issues, but also for his public speaking abilities. He was a phenomenal public speaker and could get any crowd on their feet. Delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28 1963, Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream Speech” was his best work because of its language choice, specific examples