On this website, we are exploring the many different forms rhetorical expression and movement can take. Though many may consider the use of rhetoric to be confined to a verbal, prosaic format, on our website, we analyze the use of rhetoric in music, photography, art, monuments, and the press. This website provides numerous examples of these alternative forms of rhetoric in a wide array of civil rights movements throughout United States history.

MUSIC: Learn about the rhetoric of a variety of music forms.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Learn about the Civil Rights movements in the 60’s and 70’s through photography.

ART: Learn about three rhetorical strategies employed by feminist artists in the 20th/21st century.

MONUMENTS: Learn about the unique rhetoric of monuments.

THE PRESS: Learn about the ways the press has been influential in spurring Civil Rights Movement.

Image Credits
Banner image courtesy of: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/brown
Barbara Kruger image courtesy of: http://www.wdog.com/rider/writings/real_kruger.htm
Billie Holiday image courtesy of: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~asi/musi212/emily/eartist.html
Emmett Till Newsclipping Image courtesy of: http://www.windycitizen.com/files/dc6.jpg
Dance Image courtesy of: http://www.austinchronicle.com/binary/847d/arts_feature-20139.jpeg
All other images courtesy of The Rhetoric of Civil Rights: http://siteslab.org/courses/jjack/316/blog

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