Civl Rights

During the time of 1963, Black people had been suffering in the hands of injustice for about two hundred years. Even after the Emancipation Proclamation many of them were frustrated and discouraged because of their social status. On August 28, 1963 one of the greatest and most prominent civil right's speakers took the stage to address many supporters of the cause. On that day Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke the words “I Have a Dream” speech at the March of Washington for Jobs and Freedom. By way of these words, he hoped to make his fellow advocates of civil rights to rise up and to take actions. He tried to inspire people to fight for the “unalienable Rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” He had inspired growing national civil rights movement. His goal was to completely end the system of segregation in every aspect of public life (stores, no separate bathrooms and drinking fountains, etc.) King tried to influence to lift up his brothers and sisters, Blacks and otherwise and to make them step up with their whole hearts to the challenge and to fight for their equal rights. He was a strong and determined man. That is why many people believed in him. He was a very confident man and he deeply believed in equal rights. That is why he believed in himself and believed in his cause and that is why he started out his speech like this”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."
He knew that a huge crowd would be their supporting him. People from all over came to D.C. to hear his speech. Most were blacks, but there were also whites that were supporting the Civil Rights Movement.
In delivering his speech, Martin Luther King included certain rhetorical components in order to raise action to his audience. Repetition is always a very important rhetorical device of a rise-to-action speech. Audiences are more likely to be moved …

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