Martin Luther King Jr. He used personal experiences and also experiences from the Civil Rights Movement. During his speech he also referred to American History and used metaphors and repetition to strengthen and enrich his famous speech. King described personal experiences when he said "the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land" Ching,18 which is describing the horrible segregation in America to its own citizens.
Instead of countering violence with violence against their aggressors, they chose to resist unfair laws and call for collective social reform by nonviolent methods such as boycotting.
After the British forced the Indians to become dependent on British cloth imports, Gandhi led a complete Indian boycott of British clothes. Similarly, King later organized a complete boycott of buses to promote his cause until the U. Supreme Court ruled that segregation on public buses was unconstitutional.
A major difference was that Gandhi campaigned against unjust laws of the British government, while Martin Luther King Jr. For instance, according to the U. By never striking back, both Gandhi and King portrayed their causes as civilized and just, capturing the sympathy of onlookers and even their oppressors.
In Gandhi's case, he made the British look like the ones who were uncultured and cruel, beating and even killing Indians who never used a fist back.
In King's case, he too exemplified the Christian doctrine of "turning the other cheek" and "loving your enemies," gathering the sympathy of bystanders and drawing people's attention on the urgency for change.
The weakness of nonviolence, however, is that many of the people promoting the cause nonviolently will have to take in blows and suffer great losses, risking their own lives as well as that of their families' and friends'.Two strong leaders from this era were Martin Luther King Jr.
and Malcolm X. Martin Luther King Jr. made a bigger impact on the population than Malcolm X because of his speeches, beliefs, direct and peaceful activities, and the effect his death had on the population. Martin Luther King Martin Luther King was an extremely inspirational individual, a humanitarian, civil rights activist in fact.
He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott in , helped CSLC in , helped to organise the March on Washington in which he presented his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech gaining his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.
Martin Luther King Jr. 1. Martin Luther King Jr was an American clergyman, activist and leader in the Africa- American Civil Rights Movements. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 2. Faith was always an important part in daily life as both his father and grandfather were Baptist ministers.
–Martin Luther King, Jr. Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination for the presidency on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's historic "I have a dream" speech. Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, – April 4, ) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader .
rhetoric, pathos, tone - Comparison of Martin Luther King Jr.s' Letter from Birmingham Jail and I Have a Dream. My Account. Comparison of Martin Luther King Jr.s' Letter from Birmingham Jail and I Have a Dream I Have a Dream was speech that was delivered in Washington, DC at Lincoln Memorial on August 28,