Indian Civil Movement Power Of Speech

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“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” - Abraham Lincoln. “What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim.” - Frederick Douglas. “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.” - Martin Luther King Jr. No matter one’s beliefs and ideologies, one cannot help but be stirred by iconic speeches like these that defined a century and inspired millions of people. History is full of instances where iconic speeches have inspired revolutions. Lyndon Johnson’s speech “The American Promise” inspired the passage of the Voting Rights Act granting African-Americans the right to vote; Subhash Chandra Bose’s “Give me blood and I’ll give you freedom” inspired thousands of Indians to join the Indian National Army to fight the British Imperial Rule.…show more content…
People often ask, “What is a source of inspiration for you?” While there may be no conclusive answer to this, one of the things I mention is the power of speech that these historic icons so extraordinarily yielded. I’ve always been drawn into declamation competitions, where I would momentarily step into these icons’ shoes and declaim their immortal words with articulation. Since then, I’ve prided myself on my ability to carefully choose words and present them in a convincing fashion. The way the political leaders inspired millions by mere words (No Mr. Trump, not talking about you) inspires me to develop my talent even

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