Black Advancement and Equality

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Black Advancement and Equality

The late 1960's was a time of love, happiness and the struggle for civil rights. On August 28, 1963, approximately over half a million people met on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to fight for the passing of the civil rights bill. Up on the stage was one of the most influential and compelling leaders of all time, Martin Luther King. A split second after King's last sentence of "I Have a Dream", black advancement and America was changed forever. The speech put influence and motivation in the entire audience, to bust through the isolated barrier of civil equality. Still today, almost four decades later the words of the famous speech are embedded in the believer's mind for civil rights. King's speech is effective because by the way he uses different words to make his point.

Over of half a million of optimistic and motivated people, which mainly consisted of blacks were inspired by Martin Luther King's words on that August day.

For ethos, King reveals at the start of the speech on how the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation gave hope and light to all the Negro slaves. King goes on and argues that still one hundred years later, the Negro is still not free. This makes the audience feel angry and used, because the life of a Negro is still crippled. The tone of King is compelling and upset for how the Negro is treated in today's life. King shows us why we need to come together, saying, "We can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is the victim of unspeakable horrors of police brutality (paragraph 11)." King believes that blacks do not deserve any sort of punishment that is not equal to the white man.

For pathos, King pledges that...