Union army, but were not allowed to join the forces yet. Speeches such as the one given by Alfred M. Green inspired African Americans to strive to be enlisted to the ranks of the Union army. The way that Alfred M. Green brings up all the struggles they have faced and the hope for the future is what really makes the speech inspirational.
Green does a beautiful job of highlighting the struggles that African Americans have endured, but he does not focus too much on the struggles but instead brings them to the future in a more positive time. Within the second paragraph of his speech, Green