Segregation And Freedom In Martin Luther King's Speech

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Segregation and Freedom During the segregation era there remained many coalitions pursuing to dramatically change America. Gifted speakers spread their ideas through passion, thrilling their audiences through powerful speeches that appealed to both emotion and logic. Martin Luther King, Jr., a black American, fought for black civil rights through a compelling speech “I Have a Dream…” characterizing the dismay of segregation in compelling detail. Governor George Wallace on the other hand, spoke aggressively and abrasively during his Inaugural Address after being elected Governor of Alabama. Both speakers allured their audiences through compelling delivery, force, and controversial methods to win them over and gain their support. King’s desire was to maintain a united nation where all men “would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” King’s delivery to American people continued that segregation was the cause of the problems between the Northern and Southern states differences. King made an effort to unite himself with his audience. He addressed the nation, both white and black, with the words “my friends,” to give the feelings of human equality with his audience.…show more content…
The force of his personal faith, “And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together” reaching out to his audience’s religious and spiritual passion. Also emphasizing that “now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.” King grabbed the attention of the people by using controversial methods of the feelings of compassion for human suffering to justify his cause. These methods from this speech not only influenced the rights of blacks, but for the rights of all people. He also caused his audience to question segregation by appealing to human emotion. Calling for friendship and unity among all Americans, “I have a
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