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Historic Speeches of African-Americans
ISBN: 9780531110348
Author: Halliburton, Warren J.
Publisher: Children's Press(CT)
Published: March 1993
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Binding Type: Hardcover
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Annotation: A fascinating collection of speeches by great African Americans, including James Forten, Sr., Sojourner Truth, Blanche Bruce, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Shirley Chisholm, Barbara Jordan, Jesse Jackson, and many more. Each speech is introduced with a brief biographical note about the speaker.
Additional Information
Physical Information: 0.82" H x 9.27" L x 6.27" W 192 pages
Bargain Category: Non-Fiction, Middle School, History, High School, Biographies
Grade level(s): 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 1993 July)
Gr 7-12-- Through these powerful words, readers can better understand the history of the African-American struggle for freedom and equality. The 24 speeches are arranged in five sections that cover slavery, emancipation and reconstruction, segregation, civil rights revolution, and an assessment of the post civil rights movement. Each section and each speech have a brief introduction; sources are appended. A signature of black-and-white photographs and reproductions is placed in the center of the book. This is a useful companion to Milton Meltzer's The Black Americans (Crowell, 1984), which includes some of the same voices but different texts, and a good source for reports, quotes, and oral readings. --Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL Copyright 1993 Cahners Business Information.