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By Deborah F. Atwater

African American Women's Rhetoric is a finished learn of the ways that African American ladies in politics, schooling, enterprise, and different social contexts have attempted to cajole their audiences to worth what they are saying and who they're. via distinct examinations of the rhetoric of numerous girls in vital sessions in American background, Deborah Atwater unearths that African American girls this present day who interact in speech within the public sphere (such as Condoleezza Rice, Barbara Jordan, and others) stem from an immense lineage of energetic, outspoken ladies.

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She was determined to be educated and have a better life. On August 10, 1826, she married James W. Stewart in Boston. Stewart, who had served on different ships in the War of 1812, was much older than the twenty-three-year-old Maria. He worked as an independent shipping agent outfitting whaling and fishing vessels. After the marriage, Maria adopted the W. from her husband’s name, and the couple settled in Boston among the black middle class. Unfortunately, James Stewart died on December 17, 1829.

Melton Alonza McLaurin, Celia: A Slave (New York: Avon Books, 1991), 34–37. 3. : Dover Press, 2004). 4. Prince, The History of Mary Prince, 25. 5. Mary Prince, The History of Mary Prince: A West Indian Slave, rev. ed. with an introduction by Moira Ferguson (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1997), 29. 6. See David Walker’s Appeal (1829), a radical anti-slavery document. 7. Maria W. Stewart, Maria W. Stewart, America’s First Black Political Writer: Essays and Speeches, ed. Marilyn Richardson (Bloomington: Indiana University, 1987).

A member of Congress recognized Mr. Frederick Douglass, the eloquent colored orator, on the outskirts of the crowd. ”29 African American Women in the Civil War and Reconstruction 41 President Lincoln agreed to meet Douglass and said that he admired his course and he valued his opinion highly. Mrs. Lincoln did not meet with Douglass, and the president thought that it had been just an oversight on Lincoln’s part. After the assassination of President Lincoln on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, at Ford’s Theater, Mrs.

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