African American Women's Rhetoric: The Search for Dignity, by Deborah F. Atwater

By Deborah F. Atwater

African American Women's Rhetoric is a entire learn of the ways that African American girls in politics, schooling, enterprise, and different social contexts have attempted to cajole their audiences to price what they are saying and who they're. via unique examinations of the rhetoric of a number of ladies in vital classes in American background, Deborah Atwater finds that African American girls this day who interact in speech within the public sphere (such as Condoleezza Rice, Barbara Jordan, and others) stem from an enormous lineage of lively, outspoken girls.

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16. Taylor, A Black Woman’s Civil War Memoirs, 141–42. 17. Taylor, A Black Woman’s Civil War Memoirs, 147. 18. Taylor, A Black Woman’s Civil War Memoirs, 148. 19. Taylor, A Black Woman’s Civil War Memoirs, 151–52. 20. Elizabeth Keckley, Behind the Scenes: Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House, ed. Francis Smith Foster (Champaign: University of Illinois, 2001). 21. Keckley, Behind the Scenes, xxx. 44 Chapter Three 22. Keckley, Behind the Scenes, 38–39. 23. John Poulakos, “Special Delivery,” in The Ethos of Rhetoric, ed.

Mrs. Keckley was no one’s servant, but was still being treated as one. Didn’t they know that she had worked in the White House? Mrs. Lincoln selected the firm of W. H. Brady and Company and Mr. Keyes to handle the sale of her items. While in New York, Mrs. Keckley asked Frederick Douglass for help raising money for Mrs. Lincoln, but Mrs. Lincoln refused his help. Mrs. Keckley stayed about two months in New York, but the sale was futile, and the firm of Brady and Keyes dissolved. On March 4, 1868, Mrs.

J. E. Fleming, “African American Museums, History, and the American Ideal,” The Journal of American History, December 1994, 1020. 20. L. Bunch, “Embracing Controversy: Museum Exhibitions and the Politics of Change,” The Public Historian 14, no. 3 (1992): 64. 21. Michael Kimmelman, “A Heart of Darkness in the City of Light,” New York Times, July 2, 2006, Section 2. 22. Kimmelman, “A Heart of Darkness in the City of Light,” 23. 23. Molefi K. Asante, “Identifying Racist Language: Linguistic Acts and Signs,” in Communicating Prejudice, ed.

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