Nonviolent PROTESTS-Speeches By: Brendan O'Friel

Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech

MLK Jr., the day of his "I have a dream" speech

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his speech to the public about racial inequality. Martin Luther King Jr. was a civil rights activist who finally stood up and took a stand to end this inequality. He called for equal rights for all citizens of the U.S.

Malala Yousafzai is a women's rights activist who is a strong activist for creating equal education for women in places where it is not equal. She gave many speeches over the past couple of years on the issue and proved that nonviolent protesting still works.

On July 12, 2013 she made a speech at the UN. She said, "I raise my voice-not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard."

"One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world"-Malala Yousafzai

Speeches during The Civil Rights Movement

John F. Kennedy's Civil Rights Address (June 11, 1963)

A Quote from JFK's speech

JFK believed that race should not determine the character of a person. He believed in stopping laws deemed racist and desegregating America. He did not think it was right to include race in laws.

History of Speeches

Speeches were used to get people's ideas across in a nonviolent way and were used all throughout history. They were not just used during the Civil Rights Movement, in fact in many major events throughout history. It was a civil and just way to stand up for injustices but also a great way to persuay an audience.

Nonviolent Protesting: Speeches

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: "Rosa Parks’ singular act of disobedience launched a movement. The tired feet of those who walked the dusty roads of Montgomery helped a nation see that to which it had once been blind. It is because of these men and women that I stand here today. It is because of them that our children grow up in a land more free and more fair, a land truer to its founding creed."

Nonviolent Protesting: Speeches

John Lewis, 23, Speaks at March on Washington, August 28, 1963

On the day of the March on Washington, John Lewis made a speech about black freedom. He said that they must act nonviolently promoting peace not violence. He said that they must act together and join forces to promote equality and justice for all. He claimed that they shall keep fighting for equality until they are heard and equality for all is achieved.

Stokely Carmichael

Stokelay Carmichael was a civil rights activist who believed in the need to recognize black rights and how they should be made equal to whites. On June 16, 1966 he made a speech he called "Black Power", to emphasize that blacks need to gain more power and freedom. They wanted what the whites had and in order to have it they needed to have power, the power to stand up for injustices they may see. Even though they had gained more rights they still wanted to be seen by others as equal.

Source: "African American History: Major Speeches | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed." African American History: Major Speeches | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.

This source contained a list of all of the speeches from the Civil Rights Movement

Nonviolent Protesting: Speeches

Newspaper-August 29, 1963

This newspaper was published the day after the March on Washington/MLK's "I have a dream" speech.

Source: "Placing People, Promoting Potential." Community Staffing. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.

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