Martin Luther King was one of the great orators of the 20th century, and his style has been used as a model for many, including President Barack Obama. In this SLP assignment, you will analyze MLK’s style and compare it to your own.
Please read Martin Luther King’s letter from Birmingham Jail at:http://www.bu.edu/irsd/Ec326_2004/material_2004/Letter%20from%20Birmingham%20Jail.htm
Session Long Project
Then, drawing on the material in the background readings and doing additional research, write a 2- to 3-page paper in which you:
Analyze the leadership and oratory styles of Martin Luther King, Jr. through the lens of ethos, logos, and pathos, and compare his styles to your own. What could you do to strengthen your own skills at influence and persuasion?
Keys to the Assignment
The key aspects of this assignment that, at a minimum, should be covered in your paper include:
- Examples of how Martin Luther King used ethos, logos, and pathos in his powerful and highly influential letter.
- How do you/can you incorporate what you have learned about ethos, logos, and pathos into your own leadership activities to increase your influence as a leader?