Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity [With CD (Audio)] (Hardcover)

Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity [With CD (Audio)] By Catherine Ellis (Editor), Stephen Drury Smith (Editor) Cover Image
By Catherine Ellis (Editor), Stephen Drury Smith (Editor)
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Following Say It Plain, a collection of speeches that provides "a sweeping perspective on evolving issues of black identity in the struggle for equality" (Booklist).

In "full-throated public oratory, the kind that can stir the soul", Say It Plain collected and transcribed speeches by some of the twentieth century's leading African American cultural, literary, and political figures. Many of the speeches were never before available in printed form (Minneapolis Star-Tribune).

Following the success of that groundbreaking volume, the Say It Loud book adds new depth to the history of the modern struggle for racial equality and civil rights--focusing directly on the pivotal questions black America grappled with during the past four decades of resistance. With recordings unearthed from libraries and sound archives, and made widely available here for the first time, Say It Loud includes powerful speeches by Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Martin Luther King Jr., James H. Cone, Toni Morrison, Colin Powell, and many others.

Bringing the rich immediacy of the spoken word to a vital historical and intellectual tradition, Say It Loud illuminates the diversity of ideas and arguments pulsing through the black freedom movement.

About the Author

Catherine Ellis is a consulting producer for American RadioWorks(R), the documentary unit of American Public Media. She holds a PhD in anthropology from Columbia University. Stephen Drury Smith is the executive editor of American RadioWorks(R) and was the winner of broadcast journalism's most prestigious honor, the 1999-2000 DuPont-Columbia University Gold Baton.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781595581136
ISBN-10: 1595581138
Publisher: New Press
Publication Date: August 31st, 2010
Pages: 304
Language: English