“I Have a Dream” speech and the March on Washington, 1963 - Newly Added Items
Behind the Dream by Clarence B. Jones; Stuart Connelly; George Witte (Editor)"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 Dreamis 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.
Call Number: E 185.97 .K5 J576 2012 - Belleville General Book Collection
Publication Date: 2012-03-13
Let Freedom Ring by Kitty KelleyA bestselling author and legendary photographer present an illuminating look at a pivotal moment in our nation's history: The March on Washington Despite the heat and humidity, people came in droves from across the country and around the world, heading for the towering spire of the Washington Monument in our nation's capital. All of the marchers--black, white, Christian, and Jew--shared the same dream: freedom and equality for 19 million African Americans. Almost 300,000 strong, the marchers poured into Washington, D.C., to bear witness, to hear the immortal words of Martin Luther King, Jr., and to petition Congress to pass the President's Civil Rights bill. Stanley Tretick, a seasoned photojournalist best known for his iconic images of President Kennedy and his family, was also in the crowd, drawing inspiration from the historic scenes unfolding before him. In this magnificent book, his stirring photographs of that day are published for the first time. Accompanied by an insightful essay and captions from bestselling author Kitty Kelley, as well as a moving foreword by Marian Wright Edelman,Let Freedom Ringcommemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington and celebrates the crescendo of the Civil Rights movement in America.
Call Number: F 200 .K45 2013 - Belleville General Book Collection