The assignment asked you to view the speeches in the context of the civil rights movement. Too many of you comment on the speeches, but not in that context. We have spent a lot of time during the semester talking at each stage and at each moment about what the state of the movement was. We used movement theory to understand the demands placed upon the speakers by the state of the movement. Little of that skill was in evidence in the papers. Then we have talked about the speeches in terms of how they respond to the requirements of the movement.
This is a way of thinking about speeches that will be a necessity for you to master for the final.
I will be in my office from 9 until 3 on Wednesday. If your paper was handed in on time, drop by to pick up your paper and talk to me about it if you wish. I will answer any additional questions as well. If you just want your grade, send me an email before Wednesday afternoon. It will need to be sent from your email address. I will let you know your grade.
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