Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation
"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 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - myrlton - LibraryThing
I enjoyed this short book and would recommend it for anyone who would like a behing-the-curtain view of one of the iconic moments in American history. When Martin Luther King Jr. gave his 'I Have A ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bruce_krafft - LibraryThing
This book really makes the events seem real, it is as if you are watching them happen. You will hear about wiretapping, political maneuvering, ego bolstering and all kinds of things that went on ... Read full review