African-American Orators: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook by Richard Leeman

By Richard Leeman

This long-needed sourcebook assesses the original kinds and issues of extraordinary African-American orators from the mid-19th century to the present--of forty three consultant public audio system, from W.E.B. Du Bois and Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson to Barbara Jordan and Thurgood Marshall. The severe analyses of the oratory of a wide phase of alternative kinds of public audio system display how they've got under pressure the old look for freedom, upheld American beliefs whereas condemning discriminatory practices opposed to African-Americans, and feature spoken in behalf of "black pride." This biographical dictionary with its evaluative essays, resources for additional interpreting, and speech chronologies is designed for large interdisciplinary use by way of scholars, academics, activists, and normal readers in collage, college, institutional, and public libraries.

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The detailed study of all American oratory has been generally neglected, finally experiencing a significant revival only in the past decade or so. African-American oratory, one hardly needs mention, has been even less studied in the American academy, an institution that has traditionally been consumed with the study of the Great (usually Dead) White Male. Such neglect is all the more shameful given the African-American community’s history of powerful oratory. From nineteenth-century voices that commanded attention, such as those of Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth, to twentieth-century voices of authority, such as those of Barbara Jordan and Thurgood Marshall, public speaking has been a central part of the African-American heritage.

Afro-American orators. 2. Political oratory—United States. I. Leeman, Richard W. 5'1'08996073—dc20 95–37338 British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data is available. Copyright © 1996 by Richard W. Leeman All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, by any process or technique, without the express written consent of the publisher. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 95–37338 ISBN: 0-313-29014-8 First published in 1996 Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881 An imprint of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.

Although her specific educational mission focused on her work with women, never did she advocate educating women over men. She wanted both groups to be educationally prepared for the changes in opportunities and status for African-Americans that were sure to come. Her concern was that, through education, men had been given a head start, and she wanted women to be given an equal opportunity to learn. Educating the youth of both genders would require teachers, and some of Bethune’s speeches could be classified as ‘‘recruitment’’ speeches for the teaching profession.

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