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. Invention The first cannon of rhetoric is invention. Invention is all about coming up with the main idea of a speech and coming up with good ideas. Invention generally refers to a wide variety of research, methods and discovery strategies. To be effective, invention must take into consideration the background, needs and interests of the audience. The goal is to create an effective argument that supports the claim trying to be proved. It should be precise and back up the conclusion/ claim. Chisholm not only brought age and experience to the stage, she also brought her diverse background and her educational experience. The essence of the speech relies on Chisholm’s fundamental ability and her own personal
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.
One of seventeen children Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune was born July 20, 1875 to former slave parents on a cotton plantation in Mayesville, South Carolina as Mary Jane McLeod. McLeod grew up picking cotton with her family but at an early age showed an interest in her education and decided to attend a one room schoolhouse named Trinity Mission School the only school in Mayesville. During this time McLeod school teacher Emma Jane Wilson became her mentor and support to assist her in attending two Bible Institutes, Scotia Seminary in Concord, North Carolina in 1888-1894, which became Barber-Scotia College, and Dwight Moody’s Institute in Chicago, Illinois, which is now the Moody Bible Institute. During this time McLeod became very passionate about becoming a missionary in
Most people only recognise the “popular” black leaders like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. However, many other black leaders impacted society as well. The first-ever female African American judge, Jane Matilda Bolin, defended justice and equality during the Civil Rights Movement. She served New York’s Family Court for about 4 decades, helping children and women of color to gain their “necessary public funds.”
Seeing how big of a problem racial injustice in America was, she decided to fight against it. In her speech, she mentions, “And when I screamed loud enough,
But to use persuasion, example, and law. She explained in her speech “I do not believe that in 1972 the great majority of Americans will continue to harbor such narrow and petty prejudice.” When I read this to me that means she hopes in the earlier or future years she hopes people will not let someone create laws that are hostile towards the citizens. In her speech, she talks about how she believes we know the difference between what's wrong and right; and how she would show and help us have a better future, without being influenced by violence but other than by example and law. I truly love Shirley Chisholm’s speech because she doesn’t have a forceful tone when speaking and her words to me are very powerful and optimistic.
Chisholm responded by appealing to women voters to support her as a way of fighting discrimination against women.with the help of a strong grassroots campaign by women's organizations, Chisholm Beat farmer by substantial margin and became the first black woman in congress.(Morin pg3) “ Others believe that Shirley Chisholm didn't help the country because she didn't do much but when one reads articles and looks at the statistics she did amazing things to help America. like Shirley Chisholm did help decrease discrimination not just African Americans. However, shirley chisholm proved to be great leaders and trailblazer because “ Chisholm responded to Farmer by appealing to women voters to support her as a way of fighting discrimination against women with the help of a strong grassroots campaign by women's organization chisholm beat farmer by a substantial margin and became the first black women in congress” (Morin,pg3).
The movement for woman rights appears to have been lost in today’s events because there once was a period in America’s history where woman activisms and pride was on the front pages of America’s newspaper storylines. The struggle and preservation for feminism has not all been fully removed or forgotten by the American public since the Democratic political party maintains women equality as issue as on its national platform. There are a number of feminist, like Bell Hooks, Maya Angelou, and Betty Friedan, who have participated in the carrying women issues to the top of the mountain and placing them within the conscience of the American society. Perhaps one of the most distinguished bearers for women rights and issues, Gloria Steinem helped
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. Pathos is Greek for an appeal of emotion.
Clinton attempts to use propaganda, empathy, and logic to present her point, that women to her audience, and succeeds at it. Overall, the speech is balanced in its argument style and use of rhetoric, such as the factors mentioned above. At this point, Clinton was not a New York senator yet, but only First Lady, yet she used her position to go to conferences, such as this conference, and speak out for women’s rights, as they are the same as human
The power to change american history and impact the lives of millions of americans as a day job, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has certainly exercised her power to make an impact on achieving equality between men and women. Currently, Mrs. Ginsburg has a well known reputation for being a champion for equality between men and women. Her life story and work seems to support what she stands for. Ruth Bader Ginsburg faced discrimination first as a jewish immigrant and then as a women. In her childhood, she was expected to stop her education after a primary level and become a housewife.
The Responsibilities of Woman Speech Analysis The title of my speech is The Responsibilities of Woman and the speaker was Clarina Howard Nichols. Nichols was a mid-40s woman of middle class status. She only possessed a decent education, but still managed to obtain remarkable intelligence and even more impressive speaking skills. Her voice shined through her speech and it was clear that the speech was personal to her, due to the use of pronouns.
The speech is highlighted as Chisholm carefully builds an affirmative case for change,
She won the Congressional race against the odds of both her race and sex. Her motivation behind her actions were to make a name for herself as fighter for human rights and dignity. Chisholm made history by campaigning nation wide for the Democratic Party nomination for President. In these communities, leaders’ influence and authority come from being part of and sanctioned by their people. Conversely, being perceived as someone who puts oneself above others will destroy one’s credibility (Borda 19).
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
"No one can make you feel inferior without consent"(Roosevelt). Eleanor Roosevelt is a hero because no matter what she always cared for the citizens of the United States. Some of Roosevelt’s greatest accomplishments were the human rights, assisting Franklin with his disease and writing "My Day" along with her speaking as a first lady. Eleanor Roosevelt was passionate about fighting for human rights. First, she lobbied the rights on behalf of African Americans and Native Americans.