In her speech, “For the Equal Rights Amendment” Shirley Chisholm addresses her views on securing women’s equality to ensure women have better opportunities. She is an American politician, educator and author that became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress. Chisholm supports her claims about equal rights for women by using examples of statistics to prove a point. Her purpose is to persuade her audience that women in America are neglected by equal rights and excluded from things that men are not. Throughout her deliverance she expressed an inspiring and informative tone to uplift her audience so that Congress can make a change for women. The speech is highlighted as Chisholm carefully builds an affirmative case for change,
From the beginning, the world was a place of inequality. However, it is possible to change. Through hard work from significant individuals, the world has fought wars and created laws that have led towards equality. The world has developed in many areas such as in gender, sexual, and racial rights. Shirley Chisholm stands as one of these individuals in history that has paved a path to equality. Her Presidential bid, delivered on January 25, 1972, is one moment cemented in history. This paper will analyze that speech by examining her pathos, logos, and ethos.
John F. Kennedy was known for his charming, charismatic, and relatable personality which significantly attributed to him winning the presidency in 1960. These admirable characteristics of his were easily seen in his speeches as U.S. senator and as president, in which it was apparent he not only had the charm, but also incorporated his personal values into his administration as a public servent. One speech in particular which highlights this fact is his “City Upon a Hill” speech.
Coretta Scott King alongside her late husband, Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated the greater part of her life to fighting for justice and racial equality. Even after the death of her husband, she would continue her journey in seeking justice for those who were being oppressed. Following her husband’s assassination, Coretta Scott King would fulfill some of the speaking invitations that her husband had accepted prior to his death. In her “10 Commandments on Vietnam” speech, Coretta Scott King uses the ideas of her husband as a platform for what she believes still needs to be accomplished. Coretta Scott King uses this ceremonial address for persuasion by honoring the memory of her husband Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and advocating for her audience
Today, millions of women can implement their rights to vote in all elections in the united states of America, but this (rights) did not come easily to those women who sacrifice their lives to make this happen. In the speech “Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage”, Catt delivered her message for women’s right from a firsthand account of what she had experienced as a woman living in the United States of America in the 19th century. She advocated for the rights of women to vote because she believes in equal rights and justice for all citizens. The speech was very successful because of the use of ethos, pathos, and logos.
Although some people might argue that Shirley Chisholm does not demonstrate leadership qualities, a closer examination proves that the former congresswoman was a strong leader because of her independence, perseverance,and willingness to take risks.
Shirley Chisholm became the first African American woman elected in the U.S. Congress and run for president as a Democratic candidate. Despite losing the presidential nomination Shirley Chisolm continued to be inspiration for young African American women across the United States. Chisholm was a great orator that used her voice to improve racial inequality and women rights for all Americans. Her speech given on the floor of the House of Representatives in 1968 will forever immortalize Shirley Chisholm’s dedication to improving human rights. The use of fallacies throughout her speech were used to captivate her audience and bring attention to the injustice that was going on in America. Her speech was emotional appeal to rationalize with her colleges to pass better legislation that will improve human rights, make racial discrimination illegal, and improve women rights.
It was during her first couple of years as a public speaker when she spoke before the International Congress of Women. She felt a special responsibility to do well being that she was the only women of color at the Congress. The European representatives were complaining about how the English and Americans were speaking in English. A language that majority of them did not speak. Mary Church Terrell was fluent in German, French, and Italian but hadn’t spoken it in fifteen years. That didn’t stop her from being the only American to address the Congress in German and also deliver her second speech in
In 1974 Shirley Chisholm was picked to be the keynote speaker at a national conference for black women at the University of Missouri. In her speech "The Black Woman in Contemporary America" Chisholm expresses to her audience that black women are not interested in being addressed as "Ms." or in gaining more control over things than males, but rather African American women's top priority is the well-being of their families and communities. Being that this speech was giving during the era of the Civil Rights movement, Chisholm criticized white feminist.While she went into depth of how important it is for black and white women to unite around issues such as equal treatment, women's rights, and better job opportunities. The main focus of this speech
Shirley Chisholm was an American politician, educator, and author. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to the United States Congress, and represented New York 's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. On May 21, 1969 Washington D.C Shirley Chisholm delivered a speech to the United States House of Representatives about equal rights for women. Being an African American woman, Shirley personally was able to relate to the speech she gave. Based on her own personal proof and fueled by experience, her “Equal Rights for Women” speech was very persuasive. Chisholm’s speech is centered on equality which is fitting with the other values she was known for fighting for such as: minority education and employment opportunities.
The issue of women's role in society has always been a prominent topic discussed in society fro many years now. Sojourner Truth was a former slave and dealt with the conditions of slavery, and the idea that a women was weaker than a man; truth was freed from slavery in 1827. Later in 1851, Sojourner Truth gave her speech to address her views on women's rights and to advocate equal rights of men and women all around. Truth is confident in her argument, that women are capable of all or more men can do, they should be granted the same freedom. Throughout Truths speech, she used juxtaposition, allusion and repetition to advance her claim.
America would not be the great country it is today if we did not have women of such strength as Sojourner Truth and Harriet Tubman. Both women “shared awareness of how their sexual identity combined with their racial identity to make their whole life situation and the focus of their political struggles unique” They defied the odds by standing up for what they believed in and taking action. Without early feminism and female activist the country would not be as advanced in equality as it is today. These women are still relevant today because they represent some of the origins feminism, though women do have the right to vote and the right to own land we have a far way to go to have complete equality with men. The wage gap and social injustices still occurring to modern day women remind us that we have to look back at the strong women that helped get us where we are now and inspire us to strive for equality in all fields of life because gender should not matter, we are all human
Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist and a leader of the British suffrage movement; a movement that helped women win the right to vote. Since 1848 women wanted to recognize their own rights and started the Women 's Rights Movement. The movement was protesting against the fact that women were not afforded the same rights as men. Since women were excluded from the political government, they pressured the government to grant them political rights. As part of the movement, in 1913, Pankhurst carried her appeal to the United States, where she delivered her famous speech Why Are We Militant. Therein, she expressed her ideas about women 's suffrage. She gave a talk to encourage American men and women to give political rights to women. In her speech, she states that both men and women are created equal and hence due to this equality women should have political rights too. Throughout her speech she emphasizes the discrimination against women, using the right to vote, the roles in marriage, and unequal wages as her evidence.
Dorothy height was born in Richmond Virginia on March 24, 1912. Height was a civil rights activist along with a women’s right activist. Over the span of her career height received more than 50 awards from varies local, state, and national organizations. Some her major awards that she received were; Presidential Citizens Medal in 1989, Spingarn Medal in 1993, Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994, Jefferson Awards for Public Service in 2001, Heinz Awards in 2001, and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004. While height was fighting for social reforms for both genders she was mainly focused on reforms for African American women. She advocated for things like freedom of choice for women and for better living along with working conditions for women and men. The life and accomplishments of height and how she fought for the escape from racial and sexual discrimination, and is not mentioned in history classes today, shows how inherently harder it is for women to fight for justice during the civil rights movement.