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    Ten years after the death of Stephen Bantu Biko (1946-77), South Africa’s “Daily Dispatch” journalist, Donald Woods, wrote Biko: Cry Freedom (Bos par. 1). His book was subsequently adapted for film and produced by hollywood director: Richard Attenborough (Bos par.1). The film was released on the heels of South Africa’s nation-wide declaration of a “state of emergency” in 1986 (Clark and Worger xvi). Though some claim Attenborough’s film is a biographical look at the life, trial, and death of Biko

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    Cry Freedom

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    “Cry Freedom”: Chapter 1: Summary: Donald Woods is an editor of the Daily Dispatch, a journal in East London, South Africa. One morning he gets news of a police raid in the black township Crossroads which lies in Cape Town. He also gets photos of the raid and he decides to print them although the government doesn´t allow to print such photos. Woods doesn´t believe the demand of the black people but he is trained as a lawyer and doesn´t like police brutality against black people. So he also writes

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    Fences, Malcolm X, and Cry Freedom leave viewers discussing and emotionally reacting to opinions that differ from the majority. Philadelphia introduces justice and the social issues, prejudice and discrimination, that comes from sexual orientation and a medical diagnosis. Fences highlights discrimination and delivers a message on the meaning of life and all that comes with it. Malcolm X gives viewers a look at politics, transformations, and discrimination while Cry Freedom sheds light on the political

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    Battle Cry of Freedom

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    Battle Cry of Freedom | The Civil War Era by: James M. McPherson | | Sandra Dunlap | 4/16/2010 | James M. McPherson was born October 11, 1936. He is considered to be an American Civil War historian and he is a professor at Princeton University. He received the Pulitzer Prize for his book Battle Cry of Freedom and Wikipedia states this was his most famous book. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Ph. D. and teaches United States History at Princeton University. “Battle Cry of Freedom;

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    One of the most popular songs in the North and South was during the Civil War whih was “The Battle Cry of Freedom. It was written it 1862 by George Frederick Root, whom was an American composer during the era of the Civil War. The song possessed two versions in which it could be interpreted differently depending on the regions point of view. Both regions in the North and the South had lyrics that were modified when compared together. The Union and the Confederacy both demonstrates their mottos and

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    Over the course of American history, there has been several significant events that have impacted poetry, which serve to be the origins of many songs. This poetry origin has further developed diction and repetition within each song. “The Battle Cry of Freedom,” a historic piece, employs repetition and diction to emphasize its patriotic theme. However, as time continues, the merit of the piece, written by George Frederick Root in 1862, has been degraded and no longer holds the same significance in people's

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    the course of American history, several significant events have impacted poetry. Moreover, poetry serves to be the origin of many historical songs. Furthermore, this poetry origin has developed diction and repetition within songs. “The Battle Cry of Freedom,” a historic song, employs repetition and diction to emphasize its patriotic theme. However, as time continues, the merit of the piece, written by George Frederick Root in 1862, has been degraded and no longer holds the same significance in people's

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    the song Battle cry of freedom is like a catchy call to arms. The southern and northern version tell their people to rally around their flag and fight off tyranny. Jefferson Davis said “ The confidence of the most hopeful among us must have been destroyed by disregard they have recently exhibited for all the time honored bulwarks of civil and religious liberty”. The confederates could have used that line of Jefferson’s inaugural speech to show that they battle cry of freedom talks about the

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    Although "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" is today considered the preeminent Northern war song, Union soldiers were more likely to bestow that honor upon "The Battle Cry of Freedom." Willard A. and Porter W. Heaps, writing in The Singing Sixties, call "The Battle Cry of Freedom" `the type of rousing tune which appears seldom during a period of war and but once in a generation.". Composed in haste in a single day in response to President Abraham Lincoln's July 1862 call for 300,000 volunteers to

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    father would always exemplify his negative thoughts and opinions towards the black community. After a black individual killed their father, the children’s prejudicial thoughts were solidified and thought to become accurate. This is also observed in Cry Freedom, where the white South African children growing up in such a discriminatory society will follow their parents’ character

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