Free at Last, Free at Last: Civil War Memory and Civil Rights Rhetoric.

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This essay won or received an honorable mention for The Boothe Prize for excellence in first-year writing. The Boothe Prize recognizes and rewards outstanding expository and argumentative writing by undergraduate students in the first-year Writing and Rhetoric classes, Integrated Learning Environments, and Thinking Matters programs. In each award-winning essay, student writers demonstrate clarity of argument, excellent integration of research-based evidence, and compelling prose style. In this essay, Jackson Parell explains Martin Luther King, Jr's use of the Emancipation Proclamation and other Civil War moments to help fight against segregation and Jim Crow laws.


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Date created June 2019


Author Parell, Jackson
Advisor Hammann, Andy


Subject Program in Writing and Rhetoric
Subject Martin Luther King Jr.
Subject Civil War
Subject emancipation
Genre Article

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