Make it plain : standing up and speaking out
Title
Make it plain : standing up and speaking out

Author
Jordan, Vernon E. (Vernon Eulion), 1935-

ISBN
9781586482985

Edition
1st ed.

Publication Information
New York : PublicAffairs, c2008.

Physical Description
xxiv, 239 p. ; 22 cm.

General Note
Includes index.

Contents
Urban League beginnings, 1971 -- New ideas for the New South, 1976 -- Battling the callousness of political reality, 1977 -- Declaring our interdependence, 1979 -- Civil rights: past gains, present uncertainty, 1981 -- Our children, our peers, 1981 -- Bad fix in America: the Reagan year, 1983 -- A year of cascading change, 1989 -- A powerful voice: not stilled, still heard, 1993 -- Entering the third millennium, 2001 -- A true alfalfan at heart, 2004 -- Praising the Lord and the legacy, 2008.

Personal Subject
Jordan, Vernon E. (Vernon Eulion), 1935-
 
Jordan, Vernon E. (Vernon Eulion), 1935--Oratory.

Corporate Subject
National Urban League -- Biography.

Subject Term
Public speaking -- Political aspects -- United States.
 
African American orators -- History.
 
African Americans -- Biography.
 
African American political activists -- Biography.
 
African American lawyers -- Biography.
 
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
 
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

Added Author
Daniels, Lee A.

Summary
Black Americans have always relied on the oral tradition--storytelling, preaching, and speechmaking--to assert their rights and preserve and pass on their history and culture. In the pulpit, courtroom, or cotton field, they have understood the power of words, distinctively delivered, to educate and inspire. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., one of the nation's finest speakers, imbibed this tradition as a young man and has given it his own unique inflection from his work on the civil rights front lines, to the National Urban League, to positions of influence at the highest level of business and politics. A friend and confidant to presidents, Jordan has never forgotten the men and women whose oratorical skill in service to social justice deeply influenced him. Their examples and voices, reflected in Vernon's own, make this book both a history and an embodiment of black speech at its finest--Publisher.


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R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)Book921 JORDAN11Nonfiction Collection