King Jr. finds a way to emphasize his point by using the stylist technique of repetition. Repetition is used in order to make an idea stand out and show the importance of his words. In the speech in paragraph 9 he talks about how a Negro will never be satisfied. The appeal that was best used was pathos because he is asking for change. He is also expressing his emotions and what his fellow African Americans are feeling.
Garvey’s ideas developed among the social upheavals, anticolonial movements, and revolutions of World War I, which demonstrated the power of popular mobilization to change structures of power (Garvey and Hill 55). This mass movement is very much a race-first philosophy that is attractive to colored people across all class locations. Garvey’s movement was the first black attempt to join modern urban goals and mass organization. Marcus Garvey had demonstrated to them that the urban masses were a potentially powerful force in the struggle for African American freedom. Both the
The political awareness among African Americans was increasing significantly, it was realized that it was necessary to become active in society in order to achieve racial equality. “The emergence of the New Negro symbolized black liberation and the final shaking off of the residuals of slavery in mind, spirit and
Instead, it shows that he is addressing a deep rooted issue in American history, that issue being the race-based stereotypes that have been hard-wired into one’s brain over time. Therefore, through his use of imagery, Staples caused his readers to become more aware of the stereotypes they hold within their mind and the assumptions they make based off of those very
The Harlem Renaissance inspired new music, art, and literature that reinvented African American culture. The renaissance also influenced the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s. The main goal of the Civil Rights Movement was to end racial segregation and discrimination towards African Americans. The Movement was also enacted to defend legal acceptance and to protect citizenship rights created in the U.S. Constitution. The Harlem Renaissance set the stage for these influences and changes in America.
“Litany at the Tomb of Frederick Douglass” brings a lot of focus to the complexity of progress. Espada contemplates the need for recognition of accomplishment and also the importance of continuing to advance towards the next goal. The connections drawn between Frederick Douglass and Barack Obama enhance the narrative of achievement. The narrative is even more supported by the use of parallelism creating cadence and strength of voice in the text. Espada uses this poetical groundwork to (1) remind the community of all the things they’ve accomplished that are represented in the milestone of a Black President, and (2) call for people to not get complacent and remind that there is more social progress to be made.
Martin Luther King masterfully incorporates various metaphors into his speech. He refers and compares many things to the struggle of the African Americans such as bank vaults, idealogies and even God. These are all used to make the speech both memorable and relatable to any person, rather than just appeal to African Americans. Martin Luther King expresses his point of civil rights based social and ethical problems that could be solved by giving African Americans the same rights and opportunities of whites, expressing this in my writing by using various rhetorical devices, one of the most prominent being metaphor. The overall effect of the metaphors, the points they make, and the audience it is made for all serve a purpose in making Martin Luther King’s speech memorable.
Thesis statement: The two great leaders in the black community debating about the issues that face the Negro race and Du Bois gave a compelling argument by using pathos, logos and ethos to create an essay that will appear to all readers. Outline: This essay will showcase the contradicting philosophies between W.E.B Du Bois and Booker T. Washington. Also, paying close attention to the different types of leadership between the two historic leaders in the black community. Both W.E.B Du Bois and Booker T. Washington contributed to and helped shape the future of African Americans. Dr. W.E.B Du Bois uses this essay to sway the audience of the insufficiency of the statements that Mr. Booker T. Washington has made about African Americans being submissive of rights and the creation of wealth.
People of color have been oppressed for too long. Dr. King use of dichotomy through figurative language alludes the reader of the dark and light path a person of color endeavors. This heavy emphasis on light and dark throughout the speech reminds the reader of the crucial times those of color had to go through, thus giving him the ability to empower his speech and get his message about freedom for those of color.
Wright is critiquing black writers for being too artistic. Instead, he implores them to be more political. His goal in writing is to make people aware of the social injustices occurring. The Negro writer who seeks to function within his race as a purposeful aren has a serious responsibility. In order to do justice to his subject matter, in order to depict Negro life in all of its manifold and intricate relationships, a deep, informed, and complex consciousness is necessary; a consciousness which draws for its strength upon the fluid lore of a great people, and more this lore with concepts that move and direct the forces of history today (Wright,
Dr. Patrick Miller gave an amazing and interesting speech on the issue of the Confederate flag and monuments. The presenter went through the history of what the Confederate flag once stood for and how it became a symbol that affects minorities today. I really like how he was able to relate everything that was occurring in modern times. Something that surprised me is the vast amount of monuments that are still stand to this very day. Dr. Miller told the audience the great lengths people have gone to remove anything that is related to the Confederacy, for example, the many schools in the south were renamed after Obama since they were originally named after Confederate fugues, such as: Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson Davis.
This major exhibit should focus on the influence of prominent African American leaders and principles and thoughts that transcend black’s struggles in America, but also resonated in other global struggles. I propose that the exhibit highlight figures such as MLK, Malcolm X, Nat Turner, Jackie Robinson, Langston Hughes, Harriet Tubman;