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Hardcover Make It Plain: Standing Up and Speaking Out Book

ISBN: 158648298X

ISBN13: 9781586482985

Make It Plain: Standing Up and Speaking Out

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Black Americans have always relied on the oral tradition--storytelling, preaching, and speechmaking--to assert their rights and preserve and pass on their history and culture. In the pulpit, courtroom, or cotton field, they have understood the power of words, distinctively delivered, to educate and inspire. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., one of the nation's finest speakers, imbibed this tradition as a young man and has given it his own unique inflection from...

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Well-written and great oral history of civil rights movement

Item received on time and in new condition. Great concept for book: short explanation of speech circumstances followed by complete text of speech delivered by Mr. Jordan. Follows chronological history of civil rights from 1960's to 1980's. Very enlightening. Would buy again. A++.

Make It Plain

This is an excellent addition to my collection of historical books about this period in our history. This was my young adult period, so I have an active, personal account of things. His speeches give a deeper perspective of the times when taken with the other writings in my collection.
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