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A Talk to Teachers

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Richy Taylor

on 31 March 2017

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Transcript of A Talk to Teachers

James Baldwin
Biography of Author
Richard Taylor
Taylor Constantine
Jacob Grafmyre
Ariana Gonzales Rebaza

Notable Works
Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953)
Notes of a Native Son (1955)
Giovanni’s Room (1956)
Nobody Knows My Name (1961)
Another Country (1962)
The Fire Next Time (1963)
If Beale Street Could Talk (1974)
The Evidence of Things Not Seen (1985).
A Talk to Teachers
SOAPSTone
S
peaker - James Baldwin
O
ccasion - In 1963, during the peak of the civil rights movement
A
udience - 1st written to a group of schoolteachers in New York City
P
urpose - to help raise awareness for racial equality
S
ubject - The fight for racial equality in schools
Tone
- Worried, Optimistic
Rhetorical Analysis
Writer and playwright James Baldwin was born August 2, 1924, in Harlem, New York. One of the 20th century's greatest writers, Baldwin broke new literary ground with the exploration of racial and social issues in his many works. He was especially well known for his essays on the black experience in America.
Education Presentation
Ethos
Pathos
Logos
Summary
James Baldwin describes the purpose of education. He starts off by discussing why the color of a black child’s skin affects how they feel, how they are educated, and how they fit in society. He continues by stating that if America does not stop segregation, it will be destroyed by it.

"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."
- James A. Baldwin
Argument
Segregation is not only harmful towards blacks, but society as a whole.
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