Dr. Martin Luther King's I Have Seen The Mountaintop

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Dr. Martin Luther King wrote “I Have Seen the Mountaintop.” In the year 1968 In a time where the negroe population was being severely mistreated. King was outraged at this matter and was desperate to make a change. His plan was to unite the negroe community and the American people as one by making them think not what will happen to me if I do this but what will happen to them if I do not. He was fighting for what America was initially founded upon, all men are created equal and their inalienable rights.
King was a very well rounded writer he managed to effectively use all 5 dimensions of persuasion in this speech. Ethos was effectively used when he cited credible sources such as Ralph Abernathy a leader of the civil rights movement, Abraham

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