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Civil rights

  1. 1. AfricanAmerican Civil Rights ETRC presentation February 2013 Instructor: Rafel Naseer, ELF, Balti
  2. 2. civ·il-rights Of or relating to a politicalmovement, especially during the 1950sand 1960s, devoted to securing equalopportunity and treatment for membersof minority groups.
  3. 3. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are createdequal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”
  4. 4. Soldiers ReturningFrom 2nd War 1948 Armed First student Forces Emmett Till sit-ins at lunchDiscrimination Murder 1955 counters Banned Jet Magazine 1960 Brown V. Montgomery Board of Bus Boycott Education began after the 1954 arrest of Rosa Parks 1955
  5. 5. Soldiers ReturningFrom 2nd War 1948 Armed First student Forces Emmett Till sit-ins at lunchDiscrimination Murder 1955 counters Banned Jet Magazine 1960 Brown V. Montgomery Board of Bus Boycott Education began after the 1954 arrest of Rosa Parks 1955
  6. 6. SoldiersReturningFrom 2ndWar 1948 First Armed Emmett student Forces Till sit-ins atDiscrimin Murder lunch ation 1955 Jet counters Banned Magazine 1960 Brown V. Montgome Board of ry Bus Education Boycott 1954 began after the arrest of Rosa Parks 1955
  7. 7. SoldiersReturningFrom 2ndWar 1948 First Armed Emmett student Forces Till sit-ins atDiscrimin Murder lunch ation 1955 Jet counters Banned Magazine 1960 Brown V. Montgom Board of ery Bus Education Boycott 1954 began after the arrest of Rosa Parks
  8. 8. SoldiersReturningFrom 2ndWar 1948 First Armed Emmett student Forces Till sit-ins atDiscrimin Murder lunch ation 1955 Jet counters Banned Magazine 1960 Brown V. Montgom Board of ery Bus Educatio Boycott n began 1954 after the arrest of Rosa Parks
  9. 9. March onWashington “I Have Martina Dream” Luther speech King &Kennedy Malcolm X RobertAssassinat Assassinate Kennedy ed d in Harlem Assassinat 1963 1965 ed Voting Rights US Act Passed Begins Most effective Involve of all Civil Rights ment in Legislation Vietnam 1965
  10. 10. March onWashington “I Have aDream” speech Malcolm X Martin Luther Kennedy Assassinated King & RobertAssassinated in Harlem Kennedy 1963 1965 Assassinated US Begins Voting Rights Involvement in Act Passed Vietnam Most effective of all Civil Rights Legislation 1965
  11. 11. March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom August 28,1963 •I have a Dream
  12. 12. Greatness in Speeches• Emphasize phrases by repeating at the beginning of sentences• Repeat key “theme” words throughout speech• Utilize appropriate quotations or allusions• Use specific examples to “ground” your arguments• Use metaphors to highlight contrasting concepts
  13. 13. Literary Devices Used• Figurative Language- Writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally• Metaphor: Something in a literary work described as though it were something else• Personification: When a non-human subject is given human characteristics• Symbol: Anything in literature that stands for or represents something else• Allusion: A brief, usually indirect reference to a person, place, or event--real or fictional
  14. 14. Oratory Devices• Oratory- The rationale and practice of persuasive public speaking• Refrain: A regularly repeated line or group of lines in a poem or song• Dramatic pause: An intentional pause in delivery in order to build suspense or magnify the importance of a point• Hyperbole: exaggeration used for emphasis or dramatic effect• Anaphora: A rhetorical term for the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses
  15. 15. Allusions• The Bible• Declaration of Independence• Emaciation Proclamation
  16. 16. Biblical• It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity.” [paragraph 2] alludes to Psalms 30:5 “For his anger is but for a moment; his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.“• Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” [paragraph 8]
  17. 17. Declaration of Independence• “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” [and the rest of paragraph 4] is a reference to the United States Declaration of Independence
  18. 18. Emaciation ProclamationFive score years ago…” [paragraph 2]refers to Lincoln’s famous GettysburgAddress speech which began “Four scoreand seven years ago…” This allusion isparticularly poignant given that King wasspeaking in front of the Lincoln Memorial
  19. 19. Most Often Repeated Words• freedom (20 times)• we (30 times),• our (17 times),• you (8 times)• nation (10 times),• America (5 times),• American (4 times)• justice (8 times) and injustice (3 times)• dream (11 times)
  20. 20. Assinated 1963
  21. 21. Vietnam
  22. 22. Civil Rights
  23. 23. Miles Davis
  24. 24. First 10 Amendments Bill of Rights• 1St Freedom of Speech, Religion• 2nd Right to own and Carry weapons• 4th Unreasonable Search and Seizure• 5th Self Incrimination• 6th Trial by Jury• 8th Cruel and Unusual Punishment
  25. 25. Union vs. Confederate 1861-1865
  26. 26. Events that led up to the US Civil War• 1. The Mexican War Ended – 1848 (Popular Sovereignty)• 2. Uncle Toms Cabin Was Released (showed evils of Slavery)• 3. Slavery
  27. 27. Emancipation Proclamation• The Emancipation Proclamation is an executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War under his war powers. It proclaimed the freedom of 3.1 million of the nations 4 million slaves
  28. 28. Gettysburg Address• Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.Abraham Lincoln, The GettysburgAddress, 1863

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