Communication Studies Department
BA in Communication Studies
This project explicates the nature of the rhetorical strategies, especially the call response, used by various African American artists and orators (Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and Public Enemy). The techniques include the interplay of repetition and heightening emotion provided especially through 1. using the “call response” directly, 2. announcing jeremiad warnings and rallying cries, and 3. using potent images to arouse emotions—the objective correlative.
African American Studies Commons, African History Commons, African Languages and Societies Commons, Musicology Commons, Other Rhetoric and Composition Commons, Political History Commons, Rhetoric Commons, Social and Behavioral Sciences Commons, Social History Commons