This paper focuses on I have a dream. Briefly describe the context and historical importance of this speech. Martin Luther King Jr. had a goal and a dream for civil rights. What is your dream in life, goal, or cause? Why do you think people should join or support you in it?
I have a dream-historical importance of this speech
As discussed in class, our 3rd Speech Analysis Assignment this semester is the famous Martin Luther King Jr. speech: “I Have a Dream.” His speech was given during the march on Washington for Freedom and Jobs in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. It was a pivotal persuasive speech that helped usher in the Civil Rights Movement in America and was Dr. King’s call to end racism and bring equal rights to all. My intention in assigning this speech is not because it is one of the top 10 the best persuasive speeches of all time, but more importantly because every human should hear someone speak passionately about what they believe in and make a “call to action” that really brings change!
I challenge you to think about this concept for the presentations in this class and beyond. Don’t just choose a random topic that means nothing to you or just complain instead, speak from your heart, your own experiences, and inspire change! If you approach issues this way, you’ll not only become more persuasive, but more believable too!
A few questions to consider for essay #3 and the Martin Luther King Jr. speech “I Have a Dream.”
Firstly, briefly describe the context and historical importance of this speech.
Secondly, Martin Luther King Jr. had a goal and a dream for civil rights. What is your dream in life, goal, or cause?
Why do you think people should join or support you in it?
Thirdly, Why do you think Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was able to make an impact on history and culture? (Look at the character qualities of the man behind the speech.) Also, What elements and or styles of persuasive speaking did he use and how were they effective?
Fourthly, do you think Dr. King’s dream has come true? Why or why not? (Briefly discuss some evidence/examples that history and culture have changed because of his legacy.)
Further, what are a few things that you think people in this country should do to make sure everyone has equal rights?
Lastly, can you compare MLK’s speech to someone today who inspires, persuades, and motivates you? Finally, who are they and how or why do they influence you?
Hers’s the link to MLK’s Speech: