Celebrate Black History Month by joining us for a talk by Professor Don Boileau from the George Mason University on one of the greatest speeches in American history.
This speech is one of the greatest speeches in US History because of its structure, word selection, and message. Even though many of the word choices are different today, King’s use of metaphor and imagery reflect the needs of the time. It was an opportunity that maybe only King could have the necessary ethos to respond.
Don Boileau is a retired professor of communication at George Mason University. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Oregon. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Korea in 1968-69. A former department chair of Communication for 13 years, he also serves as Parliamentarian for such groups as the U.S. Association for the United Nations, the Association of Teacher Educators, and the international Kappa Delta Pi.
A zoom account is not required to join, but a microphone is. Most mobile devices have microphones installed. If you're using a desk top, most webcams also have microphones built in. You will need to register for this class in order to get the meeting link.
If you have questions about the program or need help with set up, please email Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Special Event | Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion |
TAGS: | virtual | martin luther king | i have a dream | black history |
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