Antoinette Brown Blackwell: A Prophetic Voice for the Purity Movement

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barbara-spies109x150Presenter and Affiliation: Dr. Barbara Spies, Associate Professor of Communication, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Presentation Title: Antoinette Brown Blackwell: A Prophetic Voice for the Purity Movement

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016.

Time: 8-9 p.m. EST

Description: From Biblical times to the current day speakers have employed persuasive tactics following the format of the jeremiad. We have heard prophetic warnings during the current Presidential election campaign from Mitt Romney and Michelle Obama. We have also heard the promise of great things to come if we act responsibly. Antoinette Brown Blackwell used the format of the jeremiad to prevent legalization of prostitution in the late 1800s. This webinar examines this particular usage of the jeremiad combining both the religious and contemporary secular version of the genre and how an understanding of this rhetoric can illuminate persuasion today.

Recorded Webinar Linkhttps://vimeo.com/195899556

Additional Linkshttps://www.stritch.edu/directoryProfile.aspx?p=1099104

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