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Let Freedom Ring: Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the March on Washington

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A bestselling author and legendary photographer present an illuminating look at a pivotal moment in our nation's history: The March on Washington

Despite the heat and humidity, people came in droves from across the country and around the world, heading for the towering spire of the Washington Monument in our nation's capital. All of the marchers—black, white, Christian, and
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published August 13th 2013 by Thomas Dunne Books
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Douglas Lord
Nov 29, 2015 Douglas Lord rated it it was amazing
If you would rather your coffee table reflect something auspicious, try Kitty Kelley’s Let Freedom Ring in which her writing accompanies the photos of Stanley Tretick (1921-1999) from the August 28, 1963 March on Washington—50 years ago now. Tretick was a photographer for Look magazine; because it was a bimonthly publication his pictures were never used and this contains hundreds of them. Tretick was trusted by John F. Kennedy, whose campaign he covered, so there are many shots of John and Bobby ...more
Amy
It was a Wednesday, August 28, 1963 -- But people still wore their Sunday best.

The easy thing to say would be that this is a photographic history of the March of Washington during the Civil Rights era, period, but it is so much more!

The photographs here were taken by Stanley Tretick (1921-1999). Tretick was considered one of the preeminent photojournalists of his era. He took the photographs for this book, which are published for the first time.

But there is more here than a book of great photogr
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I.
Sep 11, 2013 I. rated it really liked it
wonderful pictures
Judith
Sep 03, 2013 Judith rated it liked it
I just discovered no less than 59 books with this same title (Let Freedom Ring), so I can't give Kitty Kelley any points for originality in the title. This is such an enjoyable book that I have to give her credit for putting together the photographs and the very brief text that accompanies those photos. Anyone who has ever read any of the biographies of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or the 1963 March on Washington probably already knows everything that is in this book. I admit that I did not know ...more
Jena
Mar 31, 2014 Jena rated it it was amazing
GOODREADS WINNER!!

This was a really great book! I loved the concise way that it was written....each page still had so much meaning and emotion....the pictures were beautifully selected. I would like to keep this for when my son is older and can enjoy it also.

Thank you.
Jennifer
Nov 15, 2013 Jennifer rated it liked it
With just enough text, this book does a good job of presenting photos of the March on Washington and placing the event in the context of the Civil Rights Movement and American history. I liked that Kelley offered excerpts from speeches from all who were there that day, and that there were mini-bios from those who are not as well known.

The other thing that this book does nicely is to present the event as it unfolded - discussing the background and the issues raised before the event, the people wh
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Kim
Jul 20, 2013 Kim rated it it was amazing
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This is an exceptional book about the March on Washington. I thought I knew a little bit about this pivotal event, but I honestly learned so much through the text and photographs. Did you know that Dr. King veered from his written speech when he began telling about his dream? There are excerpts from numerous speeches, including Dr. King's. What a wonderful resource to use to teach the new Common Core Curriculum! I plan to use it as a mentor text, Jeff Anderson style, and compare the speeches of ...more
Terri
Aug 31, 2013 Terri rated it it was amazing
GOODREADS GIVEAWAY! :)

The pictures in this book are absolutely amazing! I enjoyed reading about this tremendous period in US History. The sections of reading are brief so easy to pick up a little bit at a time and the book is filled with inspirational moments captured in the words and the pictures. I loved this book! Great gift for someone's coffee table!
Brittany M.
Jun 04, 2014 Brittany M. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Perfect coffee table book. Lots of great information in a concise, reader-friendly format. Well worth the afternoon it'll take you to sit with this.
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Kitty Kelley is an American investigative journalist and author of several best-selling unauthorized biographies of celebrities and politicians. Described as a "poison pen" biographer, her profiles frequently contain unflattering personal anecdotes and details, and their accuracy is often questioned. Though many of her books have topped the best sellers list, Kelley's credibility and sources have ...more
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