Say it Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches by The New Press (Paperback, 2007)
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- DescriptionA vivid, moving portrait of how black Americans have sounded the charge against injustice, exhorting the country to live up to its democratic principles. This unique anthology collects the transcribed speeches of the 20th century's leading African American cultural, literary and political figures, many of them never before available in printed form. Includes the text of each speech along with an introduction placing it in its historical context.
- Author BiographyCatherine Ellis is the founder of Audio Memoir, an oral history service that captures her clients personal and professional stories using techniques honed by decades of interviewing and broadcast experience. A longtime producer for American Radio Works(r), Ellis has covered twentieth-century American race relations and critical events such as Hurricane Katrina and the Great Recession. She is a co-editor (with Stephen Drury Smith) of Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches and Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity and (with Peter Bearman, Stephen Drury Smith, and Mary Marshall Clark) of After the Fall: New Yorkers Remember September 2001 and the Years That Followed, all published by The New Press. Ellis holds a PhD in anthropology from Columbia University, where she studied the competing memories of Jim Crow segregation in the South. She lives in Belmont, Massachusetts. Stephen Drury Smith is the executive editor and host of American RadioWorks(r), the acclaimed national documentary series from American Public Media(r). He has covered a wide range of international and domestic issues, including human rights, science and health, education, race relations, and American history. He is a co-editor (with Catherine Ellis) of Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches and Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity and (with Mary Marshall Clark, Peter Bearman, and Catherine Ellis) of After the Fall: New Yorkers Remember September 2001 and the Years That Followed, all published by The New Press. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota and Boston, Massachusetts.
- PublisherThe New Press
- Date of Publication01/01/2007
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe New Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight410 g
- Width158 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Edited byCat Ellis,Stephen Drury Smith
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