Title

Selma: The Rhetorical Body as a Collective

Abstract

I evaluate photography, particularly in the ways it works as a distinct tier of visual rhetoric that motivates emotion in an audience. I do this through a still photograph from Ave DuVernay’s film, Selma. The use of body rhetoric within the still photograph allowed me to understand the culture constraints of blackness during the Civil Rights Movement and how those constraints were demolished while marching. I also use these parts to construct how photography from the Civil Rights Movement achieved its iconicity and power while also changing views of African Americans during this period.

Faculty Sponsor

Heather Hayes

Tracks

Rhetoric Studies: American Narratives

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Kimball Theatre

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Oral Presentation

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Selma: The Rhetorical Body as a Collective

Kimball Theatre

I evaluate photography, particularly in the ways it works as a distinct tier of visual rhetoric that motivates emotion in an audience. I do this through a still photograph from Ave DuVernay’s film, Selma. The use of body rhetoric within the still photograph allowed me to understand the culture constraints of blackness during the Civil Rights Movement and how those constraints were demolished while marching. I also use these parts to construct how photography from the Civil Rights Movement achieved its iconicity and power while also changing views of African Americans during this period.

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