The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream (Updated Paperback Edition)

February 27, 2015|
The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream (Updated Paperback Edition) by Gary Younge
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[In] this slim but powerful book . . . Younge is adept at both distilling the facts and asking blunt questions."- Boston Globe "Unequivocal."- Financial Times "Gary Younge''s meditative retrospection on [the speech''s] significance reminds us of all the micro-moments of transformation behind the scenes-the thought and preparation, vision and revision-whose currency fed that magnificent lightning bolt in history."-Patricia J. Williams Gary Younge explains why Martin Luther King Jr.''s "I Have a Dream" speech maintains its powerful social relevance by sharing the dramatic story surrounding it. Fifty years later, "The Speech" endures as a defining moment in the Civil Rights movement and a guiding light in the ongoing struggle for racial equality. Younge roots his work in new and important interviews with Clarence Jones, a close friend of Martin Luther King Jr. and his draft speechwriter; with Joan Baez, a singer at the march; and with Angela Davis and other leading civil rights leaders. Younge skillfully captures the spirit of that historic day in Washington and offers a new generation of readers a critical modern analysis of why "I Have a Dream" remains America''s favorite speech. Gary Younge is an author, broadcaster, and award-winning columnist for the Guardian, based in Chicago, Illinois. He also writes a monthly column for the Nation magazine and is the Alfred Knobler Fellow for The Nation Institute. "[In] this slim but powerful book . . . Younge is adept at both distilling the facts and asking blunt questions."- Boston Globe "Unequivocal."- Financial Times "Gary Younge''s meditative retrospection on [the speech''s] significance reminds us of all the micro-moments of transformation behind the scenes-the thought and preparation, vision and revision-whose currency fed that magnificent lightning bolt in history."-Patricia J. Williams Gary Younge explains why Martin Luther King Jr.''s "I Have a Dream" speech maintains its powerful social relevance by sharing the dramatic story surrounding it. Fifty years later, "The Speech" endures as a defining moment in the Civil Rights movement and a guiding light in the ongoing struggle for racial equality. Younge roots his work in new and important interviews with Clarence Jones, a close friend of Martin Luther King Jr. and his draft speechwriter; with Joan Baez, a singer at the march; and with Angela Davis and other leading civil rights leaders. Younge skillfully captures the spirit of that historic day in Washington and offers a new generation of readers a critical modern analysis of why "I Have a Dream" remains America''s favorite speech. Gary Younge is an author, broadcaster, and award-winning columnist for the Guardian, based in Chicago, Illinois. He also writes a monthly column for the Nation magazine and is the Alfred Knobler Fellow for The Nation Institute. "
Gary Younge: Gary Younge, the Alfred Knobler Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute, is the Chicago correspondent for the Guardian and the author of No Place Like Home: A Black Briton''s Journey Through the Deep South (Mississippi) and Stranger in a Strange Land: Travels in the Disunited States (New Press).
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Title:The Speech: The Story Behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream (Updated Paperback Edition)Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:208 pages, 7.25 X 4.5 X 0.51 inShipping dimensions:208 pages, 7.25 X 4.5 X 0.51 inPublished:February 27, 2015Publisher:Haymarket BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1608464237

ISBN - 13:9781608464234

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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