By Richard Leeman
This long-needed sourcebook assesses the original types and issues of striking 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 huge section of other kinds of public audio system reveal how they've got under pressure the ancient 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, assets for extra analyzing, and speech chronologies is designed for vast interdisciplinary use through scholars, academics, activists, and basic readers in collage, college, institutional, and public libraries.
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But consider the quality and significance of just some of those voices: Maria Miller Stewart, Charles Lenox Remond, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Henry Highland Garnet, William Wells Brown, and Frances Watkins Harper. If we but listen, these are voices that have echoed down through our history even to the present day. Or consider the Reconstruction era, itself followed quickly by the institution of Jim Crow laws in the South and segregationist practices in the North, maintained through agencies ostensibly charged with enforcing the law as well as through practices of lynching, terror, and ostracism.
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.
Communication Quarterly 11 (1963): 6–8. , ed. Negro Orators and Their Orations. New York: Russell and Russell, 1925. Page xxvi This page intentionally left blank. Page xxvii AFRICAN-AMERICAN ORATORS Page xxviii This page intentionally left blank. Page 1 MARY McLEOD BETHUNE (1875–1955), educator, college president MELBOURNE S. CUMMINGS Mary McLeod Bethune was a person of uncommon fortitude. She was born on July 10, 1875, in Mayesville, South Carolina, the fifteenth of seventeen children of Sam and Patsy McLeod, who were among the many slaves freed by the outbreak of the Civil War.
African-American Orators: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook by Richard Leeman