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Behind the dream : the making of the speech that transformed a nation

Author: Clarence B Jones; Stuart Connelly
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clarence B Jones; Stuart Connelly
ISBN: 9780230103689 0230103685
OCLC Number: 631748997
Description: xx, 204 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: History in the making --
Tuesday --
Wednesday --
A strike of lightning, then fifty years of rolling thunder --
In the present, tense.
Responsibility: Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly.
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An insider's account of the creation of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech which rallied a generation and galvanized the Civil Rights movement.  Read more...

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