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The Voice of a People - Large Print Edition - Speeches from Black America

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LARGE PRINT EDITION. What does it mean to be Black in America and how has that experience changed over time? Featuring such orators as Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells and Maria W. Stewart, The Voice of a People: Speeches from Black America hopes to answer that question in a powerful collection of speeches by some of the nation’s leading Black intellectuals, activists, artists and organizers.

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The Voice of a People: Speeches from Black America is a collection of historical speeches by some of the nation’s leading black intellectuals, activists, artists, and organizers. Featuring such orators as Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, Ida B. Wells, Sojourner Truth, and W. E. B. Du Bois, the collection reflects their leadership on issues ranging from abolition to lynching, women’s suffrage, black nationalism, and labor organizing. In transmitting the public medium of speech to the page, The Voice of a People: Speeches from Black America endeavors to provide proper historical context and relevant biographical information for each orator and their work. By keeping their words alive, we not only honor the sacrifices of leaders who paved the way for African Americans today, but ensure their work will continue to contribute towards a better future for all.


LARGE PRINT EDITION. The Voice of a People: Speeches from Black America is a collection of speeches from some of the leading African American intellectuals, artists, activists, and organizers of the past three centuries.While many of their names―such as Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Frederick Douglass―will be familiar to most readers, some―such as Jermain Wesley Loguen, Randall Albert Carter, and Samuel H. Davis―are less well known, but no less important to the history of Black AmericaThe individuals whose voices make up this collection come from a range of professional and personal backgrounds. Many of them were born into slavery. Some escaped. Some were poets, preachers, ministers, and bishops. Some were educators, activists, academics, abolitionists, and suffragists. All of them, despite their differences, contributed to the vibrant, invaluable history of a people who first built this nation before fighting to reclaim its soul for future generations.

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