30 points! : ) also! question number two! analyze the connection mlk makes between the emancipation proclamation and the current situation african americans were experiencing. a; martin luther king was speaking about the need to free african americans from slavery, just like abraham lincoln did years ago. b; martin luther king makes the point that 100 years after slaves were freed by the emancipation proclamation, they are not truly free due to continued segregation. c; martin luther king thought life was going very well for african americans, and no further action needed to be taken. he showed extreme gratitude to abraham lincoln. d; martin luther king expressed extreme anger towards abraham lincoln for not ending segregation.
D makes you think that there was a second civil war. MLK was not angry with Lincoln: History had taught him that the Emancipation Proclamation was the first step. D is not true.
Of all your choices, this one could be eliminated the most quickly. The Civil Rights Movement showed that African Americans were anything but wholly satisfied. C is incorrect.
The best answer is B. Sometime when you have a moment read "I have a dream." speech delivered by King.
It wasn't slavery exactly. It was segregation mostly. A is not a good it might work if B was not better.
I think it would be D. because the Emancipation Proclamation didn't actually free any slaves.
Martin Luther King makes the point that 100 years after slaves were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation, they are not truly free due to continued segregation.
The entire point that Martin Luther King makes in his speech is that African Americans are still not truly free because of segregation. He continues this idea that America did not live up to the promises made by Lincoln in the Emancipation Proclamation when he uses the extended metaphor of a check for the promises that were made. The other options are simply incorrect. While MLK does refer to slavery, he knows that the original form of slavery has ended so he is not asking for freedom from slavery, but rather from segregation. MLK does not thing life was going very well for African Americans, and he doesn't express extreme anger towards Abraham Lincoln.
Only the Slaves of the Confedrate States.
The proclamation declared, "all persons held as slaves within any States, or designated part of the State, the people whereof shall be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free." The Emancipation Proclamation did not free all slaves in the United States.
Rather, it declared free only those slaves living in states not under Union control. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free." It applied only to states that had seceded from the United States, leaving slavery untouched in the loyal border states. It also expressly exempted parts of the Confederacy (the Southern secessionist states) that had already come under Northern control.