Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity



Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity

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"Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity" . Ed. Catherine Ellis and Stephen Drury Smith. New York: New Press, 2010. xii+287 pp. plus compact disc.

Table of contents


• Malcolm X / "The Ballot or the Bullet," 1964
• Lorraine Hansberry / "The Black Revolution and the White Backlash," 1964
• Ossie Davis / Eulogy for Malcolm X, 1965
• Martin Luther King, Jr. / "Where Do We Go from Here?" 1967
• Roy Wilkins / Speech on the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, 1968
• Benjamin E. Mays / Eulogy for Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968
• Kathleen Cleaver / Speech Delivered at Memorial Service for Bobby Hutton, 1968
• Bobby Seale / Speech delivered at the Kaleidoscope Theater, 1968
• Ella Baker / Speech to Southern Conference Education Fund, 1968
• Shirley Chisholm / Speech at Howard University, 1969
• Angela Y. Davis / Speech Delivered at the Embassy Auditorium, 1972
• Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. / Speech Delivered at the National Press Club, 1978
• Dorothy I. Height / Speech Delivered at the First Scholarly Conference on Black Women, 1979
• James H. Cone / "The Relationship of the Christian Faith to Political Praxis," 1980
• Toni Morrison / Nobel Prize Lecture, 1993
• Colin Powell / Commencement Address at Howard University, 1994
• Mary Frances Berry / "One Hundredth Anniversary of 'Plessy v. Ferguson'," 1996
• Ward Connerly / "America : A Nation of Equals," 1998
• Condoleezza Rice / Speech to National Council of Negro Women, 2001
• Maxine Waters / "Youth and the Political Process," 2003
• Henry Louis Gates, Jr. / "America beyond the Color Line," 2004
• Michael Eric Dyson / "Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind?" 2005
• Barack Obama / "A More Perfect Union," 2008

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About the anthology

• ""Say It Loud" adds new depth to the oral and audio history of the modern struggle for racial equality and civil rights-focusing directly on the pivotal questions black America grappled with during the past four decades of resistance. With recordings unearthed from libraries and sound archives, and made widely available here for the first time, "Say It Loud" includes powerful speeches by Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Martin Luther King Jr., James Cone, Toni Morrison, Colin Powell, and many others. Bringing the rich immediacy of the spoken word to a vital historical and intellectual tradition, "Say It Loud" illuminates the diversity of ideas and arguments pulsing through the black freedom movement" (publisher's description; WorldCat).

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See also

• "Say It Plain; Say It Loud." "American Radio Works"

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