During his third year of doctoral work at Boston University, Martin Luther King wrote Crozer Theological Seminary’s George Davis, his former advisor, about his progress in graduate school.He disclosed that he had begun to research his dissertation and that the late Edgar Brightman, his first mentor at Boston, and his current dissertation advisor, L.This was an issue not only to the black community, but also to rest of the world.
King was fully aware that in order to let his audience to favour his point of view, he has to be sensitive to them in every possible way.
First of all, King demonstrated sensitivity by selecting a universal topic: racial rights and freedom.
It is also noted that Luther employs use of repetition to emphasize his ideas.
For instance, a hundred years is repetitions that reflect the duration which Lincoln freed slaves, yet the change was not effective in African American lives.
this historic speech, King said he had a dream that white and black children would one day walk hand in hand and that one day sons of former slaves and sons of former slaveowners would be able to agree to live together.
1950s, 1960s and 1970s were tremendously difficult times for African-Americans.In spite of that, the king reveals that the black Americans are still surviving in poverty conditions.Luther terms segregation as a reality and vows to fight until when oppression end in United States.He also raises the hope of attendants by encouraging them that racial inequalities will one day come to an end in United States.In his speech, he motivates participants who took part in movements to end segregation.If there are no basic interruptions, I hope to complete it by the end of the coming summer” (5).King passed his final doctoral examination in February 1954, and his dissertation outline was approved by Boston University’s graduate school on 9 April, shortly before he accepted the call to pastor Dexter Avenue Baptist Church.They were not treated like white Americans simply because of their skin color. Laws requiring "separate" hotels, restaurants, schools, and even drinking fountains were common in many states.In his speech “I Have a Dream,” Martin Luther became powerful when he fought for equality.Harold De Wolf, were both “quite impressed” with his course work.“So far, my Dissertation title is: ‘A comparison of the conception of God in the thinking of Paul Tillich and Henry Nelson Wieman.’ I am finding the study quite fascinating.