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Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches
By Catherine Ellis (editor) and Stephen Drury Smith (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Pr
Publication date January 1, 2007
Pages 254
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781595581266
ISBN-10 159558126X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
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A text-only collection of famous African-American speeches that were made throughout the twentieth century includes transcripts of oratory by leading African-American leaders--including Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrahkhan, Shirley Chisholm, Marcus Garvey, and Martin Luther King, Jr.--and offers insight into how key cultural, literary, and political figures worked to promote civil equality. Reprint.
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Say It Plain is a vivid, moving portrait of how black Americans have sounded the charge against injustice, exhorting the country to live up to its democratic principles. In “full-throated public oratory, the kind that can stir the soul” (Minneapolis Star Tribune), this unique anthology collects the transcribed speeches of the twentieth century’s leading African American cultural, literary, and political figures, many of them never before available in printed form.

From an 1895 speech by Booker T. Washington to Julian Bond’s harp assessment of school segregation on the fiftieth anniversary of Brown v. Board in 2004, the collection captures a powerful tradition of oratory—by political activists, civil rights organizers, celebrities, and religious leaders—going back more than a century.

This edition includes the text of each speech along with an introduction placing it in its historical context. Say It Plain is a remarkable historical record—from the back-to-Africa movement to the civil rights era and the rise of black nationalism and beyond riveting in its power to convey the black freedom struggle.


Includes speeches by:

  • Mary McLeod Bethune
  • Julian Bond
  • Stokely Carmichael
  • Shirley Chisholm
  • Louis Farrakhan
  • Marcus Garvey
  • Jesse Jackson
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Walter White




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Reprint edition from New Pr (January 1, 2007)
9781595581266 | details & prices | 254 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $17.95
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