THE VOICE OF BLACK AMERICA: Major Speeches by Negroes in the United States, 1797-1971 by Philip S. -- Ed. Foner

THE VOICE OF BLACK AMERICA: Major Speeches by Negroes in the United States, 1797-1971

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A chronological presentation of 200 speeches -- or extracts thereof -- by the famous (Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, Du Bois, Paul Robeson, Elijah Muhammad, Whitney Young, Dr. King) and the not so well-known (Peter Clark, Jesse Lawson, Frank Crosswaith, Fannie Lee Chancy, et al.). An oratorical catchall -- some rhetoric, some militancy, some eloquence, some dreams. . . .

Pub Date: May 3rd, 1972
Publisher: Simon & Schuster