Behind the Dream

Behind the Dream

The Making of the Speech That Transformed A Nation

Book - 2011
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"I have a dream." When those words were spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, the crowd stood, electrified, as Martin Luther King, Jr. brought the plight of African Americans to the public consciousness and firmly established himself as one of the greatest orators of all time. Behind the Dream is a thrilling, behind-the-scenes account of the weeks leading up to the great event, as told by Clarence Jones, co-writer of the speech and close confidant to King. Jones was there, on the road, collaborating with the great minds of the time, and hammering out the ideas and the speech that would shape the civil rights movement and inspire Americans for years to come.

Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780230103689
0230103685
Branch Call Number: 323.092 King -J
Characteristics: xx, 204 pages : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Connelly, Stuart

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