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Voices in our blood: America's best on the civil rights movement

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A literary anthology of important and artful interpretations of the civil rights movement and the fight against white supremacy, past and present—including pieces by Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and John Lewis "Jon Meacham . . . has done about the best job of anthologizing the movement that I've ever seen."—Tom Wicker, Mother JonesEditor and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham has chosen pieces by journalists, novelists, historians, and artists, bringing together a wide range of perspectives and experiences. The result is an unprecedented and powerful portrait of the movement's spirit and struggle, told through voices that resonate with passion and strength.Maya Angelou takes us on a poignant journey back to her childhood in the Arkansas of the 1930s. On the front page of The New York Times, James Reston marks the movement's apex as he describes what it was like to watch Martin Luther King, Jr., deliver his heralded "I Have a Dream" speech in real time. Alice Walker takes up the movement's progress a decade later in her article "Choosing to Stay at Home: Ten Years After the March on Washington." And John Lewis chronicles the unimaginable courage of the ordinary African Americans who challenged the prevailing order, paid for it in blood and tears, and justly triumphed.Voices in Our Blood is a compelling look at the movement as it actually happened, from the days leading up to World War II to the anxieties and ambiguities of this new century. The story of race in America is a never-ending one, and Voices in Our Blood tells us how we got this far—and how far we still have to go to reach the Promised Land.This powerful anthology contains works from: Maya Angelou
  • Russell Baker
  • James Baldwin
  • Taylor Branch
  • Hodding Carter
  • Ellis Cose
  • Stanley Crouch
  • Ralph Ellison
  • William Faulkner
  • Marshall Frady
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Peter Goldman
  • David Halberstam
  • Alex Haley
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
  • Charlayne Hunter-Gault
  • Murray Kempton
  • John Lewis • Louis E. Lomax
  • Benjamin E. Mays
  • Willie Morris
  • Flannery O'Connor
  • Walker Percy
  • Howell Raines
  • James Reston
  • Carl T. Rowan
  • John Steinbeck
  • William Styron
  • Calvin Trillin
  • Alice Walker
  • Robert Penn Warren
  • Pat Watters
  • Bernard Weinraub
  • Eudora Welty • Rebecca West
  • E. B. White
  • Gary Wills
  • Tom Wolfe
  • Richard Wright
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    display_descriptionA literary anthology of important and artful interpretations of the civil rights movement and the fight against white supremacy, past and present—including pieces by Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and John Lewis

    "Jon Meacham . . . has done about the best job of anthologizing the movement that I've ever seen."—Tom Wicker, Mother Jones

    Editor and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham has chosen pieces by journalists, novelists, historians, and artists, bringing together a wide range of perspectives and experiences. The result is an unprecedented and powerful portrait of the movement's spirit and struggle, told through voices that resonate with passion and strength.
    Maya Angelou takes us on a poignant journey back to her childhood in the Arkansas of the 1930s. On the front page of The New York Times, James Reston marks the movement's apex as he describes what it was like to watch Martin Luther King, Jr., deliver his heralded "I Have a Dream" speech in real time. Alice Walker takes up the movement's progress a decade later in her article "Choosing to Stay at Home: Ten Years After the March on Washington." And John Lewis chronicles the unimaginable courage of the ordinary African Americans who challenged the prevailing order, paid for it in blood and tears, and justly triumphed.
    Voices in Our Blood is a compelling look at the movement as it actually happened, from the days leading up to World War II to the anxieties and ambiguities of this new century. The story of race in America is a never-ending one, and Voices in Our Blood tells us how we got this far—and how far we still have to go to reach the Promised Land.

    This powerful anthology contains works from:


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  • Russell Baker
  • James Baldwin
  • Taylor Branch
  • Hodding Carter
  • Ellis Cose
  • Stanley Crouch
  • Ralph Ellison
  • William Faulkner
  • Marshall Frady
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  • Peter Goldman
  • David Halberstam
  • Alex Haley
  • Elizabeth Hardwick
  • Charlayne Hunter-Gault
  • Murray Kempton
  • John Lewis • Louis E. Lomax
  • Benjamin E. Mays
  • Willie Morris
  • Flannery O'Connor
  • Walker Percy
  • Howell Raines
  • James Reston
  • Carl T. Rowan
  • John Steinbeck
  • William Styron
  • Calvin Trillin
  • Alice Walker
  • Robert Penn Warren
  • Pat Watters
  • Bernard Weinraub
  • Eudora Welty • Rebecca West
  • E. B. White
  • Gary Wills
  • Tom Wolfe
  • Richard Wright
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    subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
    Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
    United States -- Race relations -- Sources
    title_displayVoices in our blood : America's best on the civil rights movement
    title_fullVoices in Our Blood America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement
    Voices in our blood : America's best on the civil rights movement / edited by Jon Meacham
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    Civil rights
    Civil rights movements
    History
    Nonfiction
    Politics
    Race relations
    Sociology