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As our nation reflects on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., the NIU Newsroom thought it would be appropriate to talk with some of our campus experts in public speaking about King’s mastery of oration.
In the accompanying video, we asked them: Where does Martin Luther King Jr. rank on the list of great American orators? Here’s a hint: King is way, way up there.
Weighing in on what made him such an effective communicator are Janice Hamlet, associate professor of rhetoric and public communication; Judy Santacaterina, oratory coach, NIU Forensics; and Ferald Bryan, associate professor of rhetoric and public communication.