Black Rhetorical Traditions in the Civil Rights Movement
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As they engage with the selections, students become familiar with the power, purpose, and passion that are part of this rhetorical tradition, and how it has long been manifested in song and sermon, speech, dance, and poetry. The experiences of African Americans come to life in works on the roots of lynching, African American religion, school desegregation, African emigration, the Jim Crow era, and more. The material is further enhanced by the inclusion of personal experiences of the author-editor and his family.
Sensitive and powerful, Black Rhetorical Traditions in the Civil Rights Movement is the story of voices that would not be silenced in the face of slavery, racism, and discrimination. The anthology is an excellent choice for courses in African American studies, African American religious traditions, and history.