Connecting the Dots

This semester, I expanded my historical knowledge of social movements in the United States, and I connected these historical movements to the present. I have made these connections through the understanding of rhetoric used in each of the movements we studied, as well as new movements that are developing as we speak. Every post within this blog adds to the overall understanding that it is the people who impact change. It’s what they say, when…

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References

To view the full text that this blog is based on, click here:  Feminine Style and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Rhetoric A Critical Study of Early Feminist Rhetoric.” Rhetoric: Concepts, Definitions, Boundaries By Karlyn Kohrs Campbell This source provides a deeper explanation of feminist rhetoric. Angelina Grimké By the National Women’s History Museum This webpage provides biographical information about the leader and activist, Angelina Grimké. The Women’s Rights Project ACLU This link provides information about the…

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Dissenting Rhetoric

The Role of a Dissent Ruth Bader Ginsburg was already a force to be reckoned with, but her new place on the bench of the United States Supreme Court provided her with the power and the platform to continue her fight for equality, change legislation, and right many wrongs that women had been facing for centuries because the Constitution did not provide protection or equal treatment for the rights of women. Justice Ginsburg has become…

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‘The Notorious RBG’

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, now known in popular culture as ‘The Notorious RBG’, is a distinguished Supreme Court Justice for the United States. She has dedicated her life to the fight for women’s equality. With her intelligence, undeniable writing talents, and a quick wit, Ginsburg has spent decades paving the way for women to have equal opportunity and to put an end to discrimination on the basis of sex. Justice Ginsburg grants her success in this…

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The Beginning of A Movement

Women across the States were trying to speak out against slavery, but were unable to make real changes without the freedom to speak and be heard. Women wanted to make strides for the entire country, but were stifled by their own limitations. In Karlyn Campbell’s article, Man Cannot Speak for Her: A Critical Study of Early Feminist Rhetoric,she explains that early Women’s Rights Activists “were a group virtually unique in rhetorical history because a central…

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A Cultural Experience: “Ragtime”

Kennesaw State University Department of Theatre’s production of Ragtime was a brilliant and entertaining look into the lives of very different people coming together as America changes into a new world. This musical, written by Terrence McNally, explores the struggles of people in America as they begin to question the status quo of society. Within the musical, we follow the stories of three groups of people: the suburban white family with lots of money and…

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Black Feminist Roundtable Experience

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend a panel discussion about Black Feminist Activism in television and film. This discussion was extremely eye opening to me as a white woman, because I had the change to better understand the different struggles that black women face as a result of society. One part of this discussion that really stuck with me was relating to a quote by author, Zora Neale Hurston. In her novel, Their Eyes…

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My Experience: The National Center for Civil and Human Rights

This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. This was a powerful experience because it allowed the Civil Rights movement to come to life in front of my eyes. I thought I had a good understanding of this movement until I walked through this museum. My time at the Center for Civil and Human Rights made it feel so real. There is such…

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Grimke V. Swisshelm: Abolition and Women’s Rights

While both were advocates of women’s rights, Angelina Grimke and Jane Swisshelm held very different viewpoints regarding the relationship of Women’s rights and the abolition of slavery. Angelina Grimke argued that the women’s rights movement was deeply connected to the anti-slavery movement, and Jane Swisshelm was a firm believer that the issue of slavery was for another time and place. She claimed that America would be more successful in creating change if they focused on…

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