In one sense, the audience consisted of the 200,000 or so people who listened to Dr. There were also millions of people who heard his speech over radio and television at the time.And many more millions people since 1963 have heard recordings of the speech in video, audio, or digital form. King’s immediate purposes appear to have been to convince Americans across the country to embrace racial equality and to further strengthen the resolve of those already involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Some at the time may have sought to be inspired by Dr. Opponents to racial equality who heard his speech may have listened for the purpose of seeking to find ways to further argue against racial equality.
He gained inspiration from Howard Thurman and Mahatma Gandhi, and he drew extensively from a deep, rich cultural tradition of African-American Christian spiritualism.
Audience The audiences for “I Have a Dream” are extraordinarily varied. King also overtly appealed to lawmakers and citizens everywhere in America at the time of his speech.
Part of the speech near the end was improvised around the repeated phrase “I have a dream.” Author Dr. was the most iconic leader of the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.
He was an African-American Baptist minister and prominent civil rights activist who campaigned to end segregation and racial discrimination.
The immediate community and conversation for the speech was the ongoing Civil Rights Movement that had gained particular momentum with the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, which Dr. Certainly, people listening to his speech for the first time today in America are experiencing a different mix of cultural attitudes toward race than as present in America in 1963. King’s speech is an example of a rhetorical situation that is much bigger than its initial text and audience.
Not many rhetorical situations are as far reaching in scope as Dr. The following example of a research paper may be more identifiable to students reading this resource.By taking action I mean that he formed many organizations one of which was Southern Christian Leadership Conference, which allowed him to pursue other civil rights activities. King to help his people through his leadership skills. The goals he set for himself was that ” I will not rest until all black men, women, children are free of segregation”.Which meant he would not rest until all his people were free and would do anything to help them have there freedom.Summary: This presentation is designed to introduce your students to a variety of factors that contribute to strong, well-organized writing.This presentation is suitable for the beginning of a composition course or the assignment of a writing project in any class.He also drew on his extensive education and the tumultuous history of racial prejudices and civil rights in the US.Audiences at the time either heard his speech in person or over radio or television broadcasts.The goals he set for his people were of independence, desegregation, and to have their freedom.By setting these goals it shows that King is a great leader.He felt he needed to do something, so in 1955, December 1, when Rosa Parks didn’t give up her seat on the bus for a white passenger and was arrested.Martin made the decision to organize a boycott against the bus transportation .