Great Speeches by African Americans (Dover Thrift Editions) (Prebound)

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By James Daley (Editor)
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Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across two centuries, this anthology comprises speeches by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other influential figures in the history of African-American culture and politics.
The collection begins with Henry Highland Garnet's 1843 "An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America," followed by Jermain Wesley Loguen's "I Am a Fugitive Slave," the famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech by Sojourner Truth, and Frederick Douglass's immortal "What, to the Slave, Is the Fourth of July?" Subsequent orators include John Sweat Rock, John M. Langston, James T. Rapier, Alexander Crummell, Booker T. Washington, Mary Church Terrell, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Francis J. Grimke, Marcus Garvey, and Mary McLeod Bethune. Martin Luther King, Jr., 's "I Have a Dream" speech appears here, along with Malcolm X's "The Ballot or The Bullet," Shirley Chisholm's "The Black Woman in Contemporary America," "The Constitution: A Living Document" by Thurgood Marshall, and Barack Obama's "Knox College Commencement Address." Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative: "I Have a Dream" and "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July.

About the Author

James Daley is the editor of several Dover editions, including "The World's Greatest Short Stories, Classic Crime Stories, Favorite Christmas Poems, "and "Great Writers on the Art of Fiction.""

Product Details
ISBN: 9781613838709
ISBN-10: 1613838700
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publication Date: April 28th, 2006
Pages: 150
Language: English
Series: Dover Thrift Editions