Sunday, November 1, 2009

November Book of the Month - Great Speeches by African Americans

Great Speeches by African Americans:
Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth,
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Obama, and Others
James Daley

This book is comprised of speeches that span from 1843 to 2005, and includes addresses from lesser known yet historically significant speakers such as Henry Highland Garnet and Jermain Wesley Loguen, to more well known figures such as Booker T. Washington, W.E.B Du Bois and Malcolm X. Also included are speeches by Shirley Chisholm, and Barack Obama; both were graduates of Columbia University. While Ms. Chisholm was the first African American female to hold office in the House of Representatives, Mr. Obama was the first African American male to hold an office in the Senate since Edward Brooke in 1966 before going on to become President of the United States.

For the month of November, please join in the discussion of Great Speeches by African Americans.

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