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The Arts of Leadership$
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Keith Grint

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199244898

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244898.001.0001

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Martin Luther King's ‘Dream Speech’: The Rhetoric of Social Leadership

Martin Luther King's ‘Dream Speech’: The Rhetoric of Social Leadership

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The Arts of Leadership


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This chapter explores Martin Luther King's leadership in the acquisition of civil rights for black Americans in the 1960s. It considers the significance of speech and language and describes the origins and guidelines established by the ancient Greeks in the art of rhetoric. It explores Aristotle's model of rhetoric, and uses it to investigate the recent examples of rhetoric, in particular an analysis of Martin Luther's ‘Dream Speech’.

Keywords:   Martin Luther King, civil rights, black Americans, ancient Greeks, rhetoric, Dream Speech

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