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Author Jones, Clarence B
Title Behind the dream : the making of the speech that transformed a nation / Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
book jacket
 Modern History Library  323.092 J76    AVAILABLE    30550100507605
 人文社會聯圖  E185.97.K5 J576 2011    AVAILABLE    30610020382040
Edition 1st ed
Descript xx, 204 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-198) and index
History in the making -- Tuesday -- Wednesday -- A strike of lightning, then fifty years of rolling thunder -- In the present, tense
"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
Subject King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968. I have a dream
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Influence
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- Washington (D.C.)
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Alt Author Connelly, Stuart
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