This long-needed sourcebook assesses the unique styles and themes of notable African-American orators from the mid-19th century to the present-of 43 representative public speakers, from W.E.B. Du Bois and Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson to Barbara Jordan and Thurgood Marshall. The critical analyses of the oratory of a broad segment of different types of public speakers demonstrate how they have stressed the historical search for freedom, upheld American ideals while condemning discriminatory practices against African-Americans, and have spoken in behalf of black pride. This biographical dictionary with its evaluative essays, sources for further reading, and speech chronologies is designed for broad interdisciplinary use by students, teachers, activists, and general readers in college, university, institutional, and public libraries.
RICHARD W. LEEMAN, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, teaches courses in rhetorical theory, political communication, and African-American oratory. He is the author of The Rhetoric of Terrorism (1991) and Do Everything Reform: The Oratory of Frances E. Willard (1992), both published by Greenwood Press.
Introduction Mary McLeod Bethune by Melbourne S. Cummings William Wells Brown by Robert L. Heath Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm by Leroy G. Dorsey Leroy Eldridge Cleaver by John C. Hammerback and Richard J. Jensen Anna Julia Cooper by Drema R. Lipscomb Alexander Crummell by Detine L. Bowers Angela Yvonne Davis by Cindy L. Griffin Father Divine by Mina A. Vaughn Frederick Douglass by Gerald Fulkerson William Edward Burghardt Du Bois by Stacy L. Smith and Martha Solomon Watson Marian Wright Edelman by Beth M. Waggenspack Louis Abdul Farrakhan by Mark Lawrence McPhail Lenora Fulani by Mary Anne Trasciatti Henry Highland Garnet by Cynthia P. King Marcus Moziah Garvey by Hal W. Bochin Francis James Grimke by Daniel Ross Chandler Frances Ellen Watkins Harper by Richard W. Leeman Benjamin Lawson Hooks by Ede Warner, Jr. and Bernard L. Brock Jesse Louis Jackson by Lyndrey A. Niles and Carlos Morrison Vernon Johns by Robert Inchausti, James K. West and Warren Oberman Barbara Charline Jordan by Carl R. Burgchardt Martin Luther King, Jr. by John H. Patton John Robert Lewis by Kurt Ritter and Garth Pauley Louis E. Lomax by Dale G. Leathers Thurgood Marshall by Stephen A. Smith Robert Paris Moses by Richard J. Jensen and John C. Hammerback Eleanor Holmes Norton by Vanessa Wynder Quainoo Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. by Enrique D. Rigsby Colin Luther Powell by Richard W. Leeman Asa Philip Randolph by Edward M. Panetta Charles Lenox Remond by Patrick G. Wheaton and Celeste M. Condit Maria Miller Stewart by Halford Ross Ryan Mary Eliza Church Terrell by Ruthleon W. Butler and A. Cheree Carlson Soujourner Truth by Robbie Jean Walker Booker T. Washington by Stephan E. Lucas Alyce Faye Wattleton by Lorraine D. Jackson Ida Bell Wells-Barnett by Virgie Nobles Harris William Whipper by Thomas M. Lessl Lawrence Douglas Wilder by Nina-Jo Moore Fannie Barrier Williams by Wanda A. Hendricks Walter Edward Williams by Ronald F. Reid Malcolm X by Mark Bernard White Andrew Jackson Young by Cal M. Logue and Jean L. DeHart Index