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Free All Along : The Robert Penn Warren Interviews (Hardcover) (Catherine Ellis & Stephen Drury Smith)
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In 1964, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and poet Robert Penn Warren set out with a tape recorder to interview leaders of the civil rights movement. He spoke with luminaries such as James Baldwin, Martin Luther King Jr., Stokely Carmichael, Ralph Ellison, and Roy Wilkins. In Harlem, a fifteen-minute appointment with Malcolm X unwound into several hours of vivid conversation.A year later, Penn Warren would publish Who Speaks for the Negro?, a probing narrative account of these conversations that blended his own reflections with brief excerpts and quotations from his interviews. The large collection of audiotapes of his conversations, however, remained unknown to the public until rediscovered by scholars in recent years. A major contribution in their own right to our understanding of the struggle for civil rights, these remarkable long-form interviews are presented here as original documents with pressing relevance today.Published to coincide with a national radio documentary from American RadioWorks®,Free All Along brings to life the voices of America’s civil rights generation, including writers, political activists, religious leaders, and intellectuals.
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: History, Political Science
Sub-Genre: Political Freedom + Security / Civil Rights, Social History, United States / 20th Century
Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
Author: Catherine Ellis & Stephen Drury Smith
Street Date: February 27, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 247-42-9014
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