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Make it plain : standing up and speaking out

Author: Vernon E Jordan; Lee A Daniels
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Black Americans have always relied on the oral tradition--storytelling, preaching, and speechmaking--to assert their rights and preserve and pass on their history and culture. In the pulpit, courtroom, or cotton field, they have understood the power of words, distinctively delivered, to educate and inspire. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., one of the nation's finest speakers, imbibed this tradition as a young man and has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Vernon E Jordan; Vernon E Jordan
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vernon E Jordan; Lee A Daniels
ISBN: 9781586482985 158648298X 9781586487751 1586487752
OCLC Number: 191926284
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiv, 239 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Urban League Beginnings, 1971 1 --
New Ideas for the New South, 1976 27 --
Battling the Callousness of Political Reality, 1977 45 --
Declaring Our Interdependence, 1979 69 --
Civil Rights: Past Gains, Present Uncertainty, 1981 85 --
Our Children, Our Peers, 1981 109 --
Bad Fix in America: The Reagan Years, 1983 117 --
A Year of Cascading Change, 1989 149 --
A Powerful Voice: Not Stilled, Still Heard, 1993 171 --
Entering the Third Millennium, 2001 183 --
A True Alfalfan at Heart, 2004 199 --
Praising the Lord and the Legacy, 2008 205.
Responsibility: Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. ; with Lee A. Daniels.
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