Garduno, Raul - MLK for Scott.pdf - Garduno 1 Raul Garduno Professor Scott RWS 200 24 September 2019 The Fight for Justice through Appels “I have a

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Garduno 1 Raul Garduno Professor Scott RWS 200 24 September 2019 The Fight for Justice through Appels “I have a dream…” Martin Luther King, Jr preached to thousands of people in Washington D.C. at the Lincoln Memorial. On August 28th, 1963 during the Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King, Jr delivers a speech arguing that white supremacy does not strip the freedom from people of color. He supports the idea of equality by quoting the Emancipation Proclamation which, “came as a great beacon light of hope to the millions of negros slaves who had been seared in the flames of witherring injustice.” King was a Baptist Minister who became the leader of the Civil Rights Movement as he organized a numerous amount of peaceful protests including the March on Washington. In his speech, King states, “One hundred years later, the life of the negro is still cripled by the mancles of segregation and the chains of discrimination.” Regardless of the inequality, he announces his dream, “that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: we hold these truths to be self- evident that all men are created equal.” Dr.King’s audience consists of African American activists, White activists, and confused White americans. He supports his arguments by using logos, ethos, and pathos in order to persuade his audience to keep supporting his ideology as well as recruiting more people to join his movement specifically those who are undecided on where they stand. In his speech, Dr.King references many documents such as the Gettysburg address. This document was presented by Abraham Lincoln. During King’s speech he quotes, “Five score
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Garduno 2 years ago, a great American, in whose shadow symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation.” Throughout his speech, King’s diction starts to unravel in the beginning when he starts with, “Five score years ago,” exemplifying the start of the Gettysburg address. King does mention Lincoln. However, it is not direct but proves to be what he wanted to achieve because King’s speech is taking place at the Lincoln memorial in Washington D.C. Dr.
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