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Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement
by Jon Meacham
Voices in Our Blood is a literary anthology of the most important and artful interpretations of the civil rights movement, past and present. It showcases what forty of the nation's best writers — including Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Alice Walker, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, and Richard Wright — had to say about the c ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published January 7th 2003 by Random House Trade Paperbacks
(first published 2001)
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A sometimes harsh reminder of how it was provides insight into how it is and the complexity of racial issues in our time. For those of us who grew up as middle class whites in the segregated South of the 60s, it's a good reminder that what we experienced and what we remember is both truth and a myth.
Jon Meacham is the editor of Newsweek, a Pulitzer Prize winning bestselling author and a commentator on politics, history, and religious faith in America.More about Jon Meacham...