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Author: Clarence B. Jones
ISBN: 0230103685
Subcategory: Americas
Pages 224 pages
Publisher St. Martin's Press; 1 edition (January 4, 2011)
Language English
Category: History
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eBook Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation download

by Clarence B. Jones


Clarence B. Jones served as speechwriter and counsel to Martin Luther King, Jr. and is currently a and . The behind the scenes of the making of THE SPEECH gives the reader a deeper understanding of the heart-felt compassion of the Leaders of the Civil Rights movement.

Clarence B. and is currently a and visiting professor at Stanford University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute. I recommend a movie be made based on the events of this book. I highly recommend reading other books by this author.

Behind the Dream book.

On August 28th, 1963 Clarence B. Jones stood some 50 feet behind Re. com, Barnes & Noble and your local indie bookstore.

And. Stuart connelly. The author and publisher have provided this e-book to you for your personal use only. If, taken together, the images and recordings of Martin make up that movie of the 1963 March on Washington in our collective consciousness, and if it’s true, as people often say, that If you loved the movie, you’ve got to read the book, Behind the Dream is that book. It is a story not known to the general public or disclosed to participants in The March-or, in fact, to many of its organizers.

When those words were spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, the crowd stood, electrified, as Martin Luther King, Jr. brought the plight of African Americans to the public consciousness and firmly established himself as one of the greatest orators of all time.

Clarence Benjamin Jones (born January 8, 1931) is the former personal counsel, advisor, draft speech writer and close .

Clarence Benjamin Jones (born January 8, 1931) is the former personal counsel, advisor, draft speech writer and close friend of Martin Luther King Jr. He is a Scholar in Residence at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute at Stanford University In 1962, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote a letter recommending his lawyer and advisor, Clarence B. Jones, to the New York State Bar, stating: Ever since I have known Mr. Jones, I have al. .

The ‘Dream’ was not an ethereal idea, Clarence Jones writes, it was grounded. As Martin Luther King, J. s lawyer and speech writer, Jones would seem well-positioned to make that judgment. The book, written with Stuart Connelly, serves to recall just how grounded King’s words were. The speech that punctuated 1963’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom is regarded as one of the finest and most important speeches in the history of American rhetoric-a transcendent sermon from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial that still inspires a nation half a century later.

No results for b-jones-paperback. Try checking your spelling or use more general terms. Jones (born January 8, 1931) is the former personal counsel, advisor, draft speech writer and close . Jones (born January 8, 1931) is the former personal counsel, advisor, draft speech writer and close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute at Stanford University. He is the author of What Would Martin Say? (HarperCollins, 2008) and "Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation" (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011). This was Clarence's speech at Dilla Day - Detroit (a celebration of the legendary DJ J Dilla's Life).

Behind the Dream Behind the Dream takes us behind the scenes of Dr. King's historic ‘I.

The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation. Clarence B. Jones and Stuart Connelly. St. Martin's Griffin. The book is wonderful, and rewarding for students of public speaking as well as of the civil rights era. Jones is particularly skilled at giving us the contingent nature of events as the happen, and that is a great gift to anyone who wants to understand where we've really come from.

"I have a dream." When those words were spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, the crowd stood, electrified, as Martin Luther King, Jr. brought the plight of African Americans to the public consciousness and firmly established himself as one of the greatest orators of all time. Behind the Dream is a thrilling, behind-the-scenes account of the weeks leading up to the great event, as told by Clarence Jones, co-writer of the speech and close confidant to King. Jones was there, on the road, collaborating with the great minds of the time, and hammering out the ideas and the speech that would shape the civil rights movement and inspire Americans for years to come.

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Clarence B. Jones, attorney and speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shares his memories and thoughts of that historic point in time: the March on Washington and King's `I Have a Dream' speech.

I believe many of us can articulate what transpired that day if not from memory, from history lessons and books. However, only a select few, those in King's inner circle, like Jones, can truly provide that rare glimpse into what transpired in the days leading up to, during and after the March on Washington.

In Behind the Dream we learn of the secluded haven procured for King to allow him to focus and prepare for the March, the collaborative efforts (of sorts) in creating the I Have a Dream speech, the influence of A. Philip Randolph, the last minute copyright efforts and much more.

The book's title couldn't be more apropos.
Doukasa
Fascinating behind the scenes look at not only the preparations required for this historic event and famous speech but also the many challenges the organizers faced. Did you know King ad-libbed the second half and most famous part of the speech due to Mahalia Jackson's cry: "Tell them about the dream, Martin!"? The book encouraged me to immediately watch the speech again in its entirety with a fresh understanding of what went into that historic moment in time. The last 40 or so pages of the book, where Clarence Jones gives an update on race relations and issues related to the speech, is thoughtful and inspiring.
OTANO
This book is an interesting look behind the scenes. It is good to be reminded that even within a movement for social justice, there are forces negotiating on tactics and ideology, personalities vying for positions of authority, and external forces arrayed against those in the movement. The book is well written and engaging.
Olwado
Absolutely a must read. Written in a clear and understated style that powerfully allows the story to tell itself. Brilliant insight into history and a timely read for contemporary issues in America.
Drelahuginn
A MUST READ! The behind the scenes of the making of THE SPEECH gives the reader a deeper understanding of the heart-felt compassion of the Leaders of the Civil Rights movement. I recommend a movie be made based on the events of this book. I highly recommend reading other books by this author. Kudos to Clarence B. Jones!
Brannylv
As an older black American, it gave me pause for the March on Washington, which I attended. Also, I want to share all with my 10 grand children.
Gamba
Loved the detailed historical narrative and message of hope. Recommended for history lovers and social justice advocates. Nice nice fighter!
Anyone who is interested in MLK Jrs history or any history will enjoy this and its just a download away