I. Opening: FIRST HYPE PRESENTATION
II. Next Hype Presentation: SANDY (click here for the schedule)
III. General Announcements
Today is the first day of the new theme. This is theme 3: “How We Get Free”: Black Feminist Rhetorics as a Legacy of Abolitionism. On our first day in this theme, we will focus on Maria Stewart. Let's ask ourselves: how and why has Stewart been so significant for Black feminist and Black women historians and rhetoricians?
African American Language and Rhetoric: Voice of Revolution
by Gus Torrey
JARENA LEE'S Influence on maria stewart
JARENA LEE (1783-185?)
Minister Jarena Lee was the first authorized woman preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church. She was also the first African American woman to have an autobiography published in the United States.
IV. Small Group Discussions (with new facilitators)
- What do we think of Maria Stewart? What do we think of her conviction to be a public speaker and activist despite the intense backlash (from all audiences)?
- How and why do we imagine Jarena Lee was such an inspiration for Stewart?
- How and why has Stewart been so significant for Black feminist and Black women historians and rhetoricians?
- Come up with your own question for the class.