African-American Orators: A Bio-critical Sourcebook

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Richard W. Leeman
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1996 - 452 páginas

This long-needed sourcebook assesses the unique styles and themes of notable African-American orators from the mid-19th century to the present--of 43 representative public speakers, 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 critical analyses of the oratory of a broad segment of different types of public speakers demonstrate how they have stressed the historical search for freedom, upheld American ideals while condemning discriminatory practices against African-Americans, and have spoken in behalf of black pride. This biographical dictionary with its evaluative essays, sources for further reading, and speech chronologies is designed for broad interdisciplinary use by students, teachers, activists, and general readers in college, university, institutional, and public libraries.

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Melbourne
xxv
William Wells Brown
6
Shirley Anita St Hill Chisholm
18
Leroy Eldridge Cleaver
28
Anna Julia Cooper
37
Alexander Crummell
47
Angela Yvonne Davis
56
Father Divine
67
Louis E Lomax
233
Thurgood Marshall
243
Robert Parris Moses
255
Eleanor Holmes Norton
264
Adam Clayton Powell Jr
270
Colin Luther Powell
278
Asa Philip Randolph
288
Charles Lenox Remond
296

Frederick Douglass
78
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois
94
Marian Wright Edelman
106
Louis Abdul Farrakhan
116
Lenora Fulani
130
Henry Highland Garnet
139
Marcus Moziah Garvey
147
Francis James Grimke
159
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
167
Benjamin Lawson Hooks
177
Jesse Louis Jackson
188
Vernon Johns
197
Barbara Charline Jordan
203
Martin Luther King Jr
212
John Robert Lewis
222
Maria W Miller Stewart
305
Mary Eliza Church Terrell
312
Sojourner Truth
326
Booker T Washington
335
Alyce Faye Wattleton
352
Ida Bell WellsBarnett
361
William Whipper
369
Lawrence Douglas Wilder
378
Fannie Barrier Williams
387
Walter Edward Williams
394
Malcolm X
404
Andrew Jackson Young
417
Index
425
About the Contributors
439
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Página 97 - He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a Negro and an American, without being cursed and spit upon by his fellows, without having the doors of Opportunity closed roughly in his face.
Página 97 - It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness — an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings: two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
Página 341 - In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.
Página 13 - ... -,—no matter with what solemnities he may have been devoted upon the altar of slavery; the first moment he touches the sacred soil of Britain, the altar and the god sink together in the dust; his soul walks abroad in her own majesty; his body swells beyond the measure of his chains, that burst from around him, and he stands redeemed, regenerated, and disenthralled, by the irresistible Genius of UNIVERSAL EMANCIPATION.
Página 329 - Amid roars of applause, she returned to her corner, leaving more than one of us with streaming eyes, and hearts beating with gratitude. She had taken us up in her strong arms and carried us safely over the slough of difficulty turning the whole tide in our favor.
Página 172 - I should have been a French atheist, if it had not been for one recollection, and that was, the memory of the time when my departed mother used to take my little hands in hers, and cause me on my knees to say, ' Our Father which art in heaven...
Página 87 - The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity, and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by you, not by me. The sunlight that brought life and healing to you, has brought stripes and death to me. This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, / must mourn.
Página 330 - There is a great stir about colored men getting their rights, but not a word about the colored women; and if colored men get their rights, and not colored women theirs, you see the colored men will be masters over the women, and it will be just as bad as it was before.
Página 215 - I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue...
Página 98 - The Negro race, like all races, is going to be saved by its exceptional men. The problem of education, then, among Negroes must first of all deal with the Talented Tenth; it is the problem of developing the Best of this race that they may guide the Mass away from the contamination and death of the Worst, in their own and other races.

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RICHARD W. LEEMAN, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, teaches courses in rhetorical theory, political communication, and African-American oratory. He is the author of The Rhetoric of Terrorism (1991) and Do Everything Reform: The Oratory of Frances E. Willard (1992), both published by Greenwood Press.

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