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Behind the Dream

The Making Of The Speech That Transformed A Nation

By Clarence B Jones

“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.

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2011

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9780230103689


Format: Book
Author: Jones, Clarence B
Title: Behind the dream : the making of the speech that transformed a nation / Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly.
Publisher Date: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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
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Format: Book
Author: Jones, Clarence B.
Title: Behind the dream : the making of the speech that transformed a nation / Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Description: xx, 204 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
Subjects: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968. I have a dream
Subjects: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Influence.
Subjects: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
Subjects: Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- Washington (D.C.)
Subjects: African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century
Subjects: Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Other Author: Connelly, Stuart
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-198) and index.
Contents: Prologue : souls beyond measure -- History in the making -- Tuesday -- Wednesday -- A strike of lightning, then fifty years of rolling thunder -- In the present, tense -- Epilogue: dream on, march on.
LCCN: 2010021207
ISBN: 9780230103689
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