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An Analysis Of The Techniques Used In The “Dream Speech” By Martin Luther King

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An Analysis Of The Techniques Used In The "Dream Speech" By Martin Luther King Martin Luther King was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 15, 1929. He entered Morehouse College at the age of 15 and was ordained a Baptist minister at the age of 18. Graduating from Crozer Theological Seminary as class president in 1951, he then did postgraduate work at Boston University. Martin Luther King's studies at Crozer and Boston led him to explore the works of the Indian nationalist Mohandas K. ...read more.


On a visit to India in 1959 King was able to work out more clearly his understanding of Satyagraha, Gandhi's principle of non-violent persuasion, which King had determined to use as his main instrument of social protest. The next year he gave up his pastorate in Montgomery to become copastor (with his father) of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, a strategic move that enabled him to participate more effectively in the national leadership of the burgeoning civil rights movement. ...read more.


"But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation", this is again relating to money as a way of describing the state of affairs. These were that the black Americans would refuse to give up until they got what they wanted as they believed if they didn't give up hope then surely they would win their battle. ...read more.

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