Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity (Hardcover)
Say It Loud adds new depth to the oral and audio history of the modern struggle for racial equality and civil rightsfocusing directly on the pivotal questions black America grappled with during the past four decades of resistance. With recordings unearthed from libraries and sound archives, and made widely available here for the first time, Say It Loud includes powerful speeches by Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Martin Luther King Jr., James Cone, Toni Morrison, Colin Powell, and many others.
Bringing the rich immediacy of the spoken word to a vital historical and intellectual tradition, Say It Loud illuminates the diversity of ideas and arguments pulsing through the black freedom movement.
About the Author
Catherine Ellis is a consulting producer for American RadioWorks®, the documentary unit of American Public Media. She holds a PhD in anthropology from Columbia University.
Stephen Drury Smith is the executive editor of American RadioWorks® and was the winner of broadcast journalism’s most prestigious honor, the 19992000 DuPont-Columbia University Gold Baton.