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Unit Overview: Rhetoric: Injustice: Pankhurst & Sojourner Truth

For next step we recommend the unit: Rhetoric: Change: Michelle Obama & Lennie James.

For next step we recommend the unit: Rhetoric: Introduction to rhetoric.

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Sojourner Truth: context and an introduction to rhetoric for injustice

In this lesson, we will consider how rhetoric can be used to highlight injustice in society. We will study the abolitionist Sojourner Truth's iconic speech where she spoke out against the treatment of African American people enslaved across the USA in the nineteenth century. We will explore how Truth used a particular structure to position her argument for change.

  • 1 Quiz
  • 18m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
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Pankhurst: context and an introduction to rhetoric for gender specific injustice

In this lesson, we will learn about Emmeline Pankhurst, an iconic suffragette who used rhetorical language to highlight the injustices faced by women in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. We will explore the language that Emmeline Pankhurst used to create a large feminist following, and ultimately to drive social change that changed the world forever.

  • 2 Quizzes
  • 30m Video
  • Presentation(PPT)
  • Transcript