MLK quotes & descriptions

MLK quotes & descriptions

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  • Ethos
  • "Five score years ago a great American in whose symbolic shadow we stand today signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree is a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice."
  • "When the architects of our Republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir."
  • Logos
  • "When we allow freedom to ring - when we let it ring from every city and every hamlet from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last, Free at last, Great God a-mighty, We are free at last."
  • "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
  • Pathos
  • "We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities."
  • "No one, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream."
  • Martin Luther King Jr. was explaining that the great American that had signed this Proclamation is finding hope for slaves. He wants to recognize that this is what he wants. He wants everyone to be equal and everyone to be treated the same way, not different.
  • In this quote Martin Luther King Jr, was persuading people of all kind not just blacks to follow him and listen to him. People of all religions and races. He wanted all people to hold hands and sing the Negro spiritual as one. He was also persuading people to follow him by telling people of America about his family and life suffers and stories.
  • This quote is showing the emotion of people and blacks especially, being unsatisfied about slavery. Also people getting treated differently because of skin color. His main goal in my opinion from this speech was for people of all skin color and race to join together as people in America.
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