Speeches Suheily Villanueva Verónica Torres 9no-O English Class Prof. Abreu March 1rst 2010
Introduction In thisproyectwewillbediscusing and comparingthespeeches I have a dreamby Martin Luthor King Jr. and Glory and Hope by Nelson Mandela. Wewill share ouropinions with the class, and hope that they understood how important this speeches are to history.
Index Nelson Mandela's biography……..4 Martin luther king’s biography……5 Compare and contrast………….…6 Time and place……………………..7 Vocabulary Words………………....8 Conclusion of what we read……...9 Photos…………………………......10 Bibliography……………………….11
Nelson Mandela's biography Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, wasborn in July 18, 1918, he servedas President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, thefirst South-Africanpresidenttobeelected in a fullyrepresentativedemocraticelection. Beforehispresidency, Mandela wasan anti-apartheid activist, and the leader of theAfricanNationalCongress'sarmedwingUmkhontoweSizwe. The South Africancourtsconvictedhimoncharges of sabotage, as well as othercrimescommittedwhile he ledthemovementagainst apartheid. In accordancewithhisconviction'ssentence, Mandela served 27 years in prison, spendingmany of theseyearsonRobben Island. Followinghisrelease from prisonon 11 February1990. Theend of apartheid, manyhavefrequentlypraised Mandela, includingformeropponents. In South Africa he isoftenknown as Madiba, anhonorarytitleadoptedbyelders of Mandela's clan. Thetitle has come tobesynonymouswith Nelson Mandela. Mandela has received more than 250 awardsoverfourdecades, mostnotablythe 1993 Nobel PeacePrize. In November 2009, theUnitedNations General AssemblyannouncedthatMandela'sbirthday, 18 July, istobeknown as 'Mandela Day' tomarkhiscontributiontoworldfreedom.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) wasaprominent leader in theAfrican-American civil rightsmovement. Hismainlegacywastosecureprogresson civil rights in theUnited States, and he has become a humanrightsicon.King became a civil rightsactivistearly in hiscareer. He ledthe 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helpedfoundtheSouthern Christian LeadershipConference in 1957, serving as itsfirstpresident. King'seffortsledtothe 1963 marchon Washington, where King deliveredhis "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he raisedpublicconsciousness of the civil rightsmovement and establishedhimself as one of thegreatestorators in U.S. history. In 1964, King becametheyoungestpersontoreceivethe Nobel PeacePrizeforhisworktoend racial segregation and racial discriminationthrough civil disobedience and other non-violentmeans. Bythe time of hisdeath in 1968, he hadrefocusedhiseffortsonendingpoverty and opposingthe Vietnam War, both from a religiousperspective. King wasassassinatedonApril 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He wasawardedthePresidentialMedal of Freedom in 1977 and CongressionalGoldMedal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day wasestablished as a U.S. nationalholiday in 1986, all of thishappenedafterhisdeath.
Compare and contrast
They are fighting for the rights of the black people.
Contrast Mandela was fighting for South Africa. King was fighting for African-Americans. They did it in different times.
Time and place Martin Luther King August 28, 1963 Washington, DC Nelson Mandela February 11, 1990 South Africa
Vocabulary words Beacon-a guiding or warning signal, as a light or fire, esp. one in an elevated position. Seared-to burn or char the surface of Manacles- chain Midst- the position of anything surrounded by other things or parts, or occurring in the middle of a period of time. Promissory-containing or implying a promise. Desolate-solitary; lonely Invigorating- To impart vigor, strength, or vitality to; animate Whirlwinds- any circling rush or violent onward course. Threshold-entrance Engulfed-to plunge or immerse, as into a gulf.
Conclusion of what we read As we read the speeches we thought about the courage it took this men to do what they did, witch is to stand up in front of a million people, knowing they could be rejected but still fighting for what they believed in. We thank this men for doing what they did because if it wasn't for them Black and Latinos would be treated worse. We love this speeches, they were very moving. We appreciate what they did.