Don't miss one of our best episodes yet! We break down one of Obama's most pivotal and influential speeches of all time with our guest, Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting, the author of The Speech: Race and Barack Obama's "A More Perfect Union."
In this episode learn:
- The words of Rev. Jeremiah Wright and what Obama had to contend with if he was to win his first term
- What is the tradition of the Jeremiah, and how does Obama's speech structure differ?
- Was Obama effectively communicating to both white and black voters seperately and simultaniously?
- How candidate Obama's advisors set up the stage in order to make him look more patriotic
- Creating a sense of fate and kismet through rhetoric
- Was Obama just trying to appease white voters by appealing to their feelings?
- Was this Obama's "speech on race" or something else?
- And more!
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