The African American struggle for equality did not end with the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of the Civil War but continues to the present day. Through the voices of orators spanning more than a century, this anthology of speeches traces the development of that long struggle. From the era of slavery to the present day, this book presents 20 different African American speakers, including Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., Shirley Chisholm, and Barack Obama.
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