A. Attention Getter: Martin Luther King was a man famous for his work in writing long and intricate literature to better showcase the plight of the African American people who in his time were oppressed heavily in the United States. He is known as one of the greatest if not the greatest speech writers as well as deliberators of all time.
B. Relevance: The speech is quite relevant because it informs people of the incredibly crucial meaning of everything that King had ever written and all the work that he has done. Furthermore, it is relevant because it shows people the aspects of King’s life’s work that made him so credible and well received. It is in that sense a lesson of good manners in deliberation.
C. Credibility: Martin Luther King is one of the most famous activists and preachers of equality of the past century. He is a very well established icon whose credibility precedes him.
D. Central Idea: King contributed to the world by showing that one can rebel against an unfair regime without resorting to violence even once.
E. Preview: Within this speech, I will show the evidence of King’s contribution to international society as well as his contribution to humanity as a whole.
Transition: Martin Luther King is a renowned spokesman of free speech, human rights, freedom and peaceful conduct. He will be remembered for all the fine work he had done towards eliminating racism across the United States. In Part (A.) I will discuss his work as a writer while in part (B.) I will discuss his active participation in battling against racism.
A. Main point/process No.1:
a. Martin Luther King’s writing: His writing is simply one of the best types of writing in the world, due to it being entirely unbiased and always backed up by facts. He always made sure that his writing was justified and fair, making sure that any writer could understand and empathize with him.
b. His Influence: Thanks to his eloquence and overall understanding of the world, he managed to write such speeches, essays and letters that were so effective that they effectively convinced the opposition of his views.
Transition: Having reviewed the contribution of King in writing and literature, I must also speak of his active participation in anti-racism activism.
B. Main Point/Process No. 2:
a. Protests: King had been a part of many protests during his life, all of them absolutely peaceful. He was known for these protests because they always took the form of peaceful marches, which was something that the government of the time wanted to peg as hostile but could not. This did not stop them from imprisoning him frequently, but he was never charged with anything in particular and he always complained about his punishment in a way that eventually led to his release.
b. The Passive Approach: King did not simply protest to the unrighteous fallacies of his country. He explained them to the government so that they could make those conclusions for themselves.
c. Legacy: King’s legacy lives on in every American man, woman and child, but also in any citizen of the world who feels oppressed by hatred and anger.
Transition: King’s contribution to the world can be summed up to his revolutionary way of speaking that includes convincing your opponent of your own argument by taking his side and speaking from his perspective. Furthermore, his contribution is of course largely composed of all the work that he did towards ending racism in the US.
A. I conclude that King is one of the greatest men of our history and his work should be both remembered and studied. Furthermore, I believe that people should feel encouraged to act more like King.
B. King also set the standard for peaceful opposition which can completely replace active conflict towards building a perfect society. If this does happen, then one day, the world will actually become a perfect place, void of hatred and anger.