Martin Luther King Jr. Essay

1077 Words Oct 6th, 2016 5 Pages
A civil rights leader by the name of Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world he occupied and changed the future course of the United States of America by advocating for desegregation. Martin Luther King Junior was on a mission to end the segregation of the African American community. Segregation was the post result of slavery throughout the United States of America which enslaved Africans. He challenged the status que of the time. Protesting peacefully and advocating for social change is what he proposed. The United States and the south in particular had feelings of prejudice, racism and hatred towards people of color that resulted in the Jim Crow Laws. Martin Luther King Jr. gave the “I have a dream” speech and explained how he saw the world through the eyes of an African American in 1963 that still echoes through the modern era. He was and is trying to persuade us to believe that a change and oppression can change. This rhetorical analysis will be covering the Kairos of Martin Luther King’s speech. Thesis: Despite Martin Luther King Jr.’s risk to life and arrests he was willing to state “I have a Dream”, for all to hear because his main purpose was to create a peaceful unity between black and white Americans. The American Civil war ended May 9th 1865 and just because a war ceases does not mean that the feelings cease as well. The south would continue to subjective African Americans in the United States by enacting the “separate but equal” status que or Jim Crow laws.…

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