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Hanh Nguyen
ENGL-1300-SEC001
March1, 2013
Journal 3

Find examples of ethos, pathos, logos in “Public Statement by Eight Alabama Clergymen” from Language Matter page 400-401 In the 1950s, a massive national effort, the Civil Rights Movement, for all blacks, which were leading by a great leader Martin Luther King in the history of the United States. During the protest, King was imprisoned in Birmingham, Alabama. Eight other clergymen published a statement in which they evaluated King's campaigns, which call “Public Statement by Eight Alabama Clergymen” The public statement appeals' ethos as trust the worthy people by introducing themselves as from the eight community clergymen was in dealing with the racial problems in Alabama. They introduced themselves legal right to make suggestion, commend, decision based on their point of view. The public statement was appeals' logos by focus gathering information from the racial problem in the country, especially from the incident in Alabama. This statement considered that this action was unwise and untimely. African-American, who have been the civil rights since 1865, but they were still suffering for the unfair social justice for a long time. In the 1950s, a massive national effort to protest with non-violence for their right, they were considered as demonstration “unwise and untimely”. So when is the right time? Did they must wait for another 100 years? How did they process the protest to be called wisely? Did they must protest violently as the incident in the civil war? Did they must bow down to accept the unfair civil justice as their destiny as slavery, as color skin? Every national justice change usually requires a lot of sacrifices and sometime cost people’s lives. The clergymen obviously judged the incident unfair. The statement points out that “hatred and violence have no sanction in our religious and political tradition," It commends the community handled calmly and protected the city from violence,...
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