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Published by Random House .
Written in English


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Statementby R.P. Warren.
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Open LibraryOL21410682M

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"There are so many takes on history. In this new edition introduced by the eminent historian David Blight, Who Speaks for the Negro? reveals a provocative admixture of history's variance. Warren's book is a burden of the past from which we cannot escape.5/5(2). A new introduction by David W. Blight places Warren’s book in historical perspective. " In this new edition introduced by the eminent historian David Blight, Who Speaks for the Negro? reveals a provocative admixture of history's variance. Warren's book is a burden of the past from which we cannot escape/5.   A new introduction by David W. Blight places Warren’s book in historical perspective." In this new edition introduced by the eminent historian David Blight, Who Speaks for the Negro? reveals a provocative admixture of history's variance. Warren's book is a burden of the past from which we cannot : Yale University Press.   Transcripts from these interviews, combined with Warren’s reflections on the movement, were first published in as Who Speaks for the Negro? This unique text in the history of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement serves as .

In , Robert Penn Warren wrote from England an essay on the Negro in the South which he recalls as "a cogent and humane defense of segregation." Today he writes with certitude from a far different stance. His recording of the Negro Revolution indicates the reason why. He has taped the opinions of a number of Negroes representing the spectrum of endeavor. Although a large part of Who Speaks for the Negro? is made up of interviews caught on that most impersonal of modern instruments, the tape recorder, it is in many ways a very personal book: interspersed with the interviews are editorials, long analytical essays, and fragments of autobiography. The interviews themselves are conducted with an utter lack of condescension—no matter whether Warren is talking with Carl Rowan. Who Speaks for the Negro? was a groundbreaking volume in ; the book and its related materials remain a valuable resource for studying the history of race and of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Warren had hoped that his book would allow readers the opportunity to “see, hear, and feel as immediately as possible what I saw, heard, and felt.”.   This is still a book worthy of your time and somehow still a part of ours."-Nikki Giovanni-- Nikki Giovanni "There are so many takes on history. In this new edition introduced by the eminent historian David Blight, Who Speaks for the Negro? reveals a provocative admixture of history's variance/5(24).

There is no other book quite like Who Speaks for the Negro? Published on , by Random House, Who Speaks is a very personal and hugely ambitious creation by a then mature and accomplished white, Southern, American man of letters. A new introduction by David W. Blight places Warren’s book in historical perspective. " In this new edition introduced by the eminent historian David Blight, Who Speaks for the Negro? reveals a provocative admixture of history's variance. Warren's book is a . Description of the book "Who Speaks for the Negro?": In , Robert Penn Warren interviewed leaders, activists, and artists engaged in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. His interviewees included well-known figures such as Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcom X, and James Baldwin, as well as lesser-known individuals whose names might otherwise be lost to history. Transcripts from these interviews, combined with Warren’s reflections on the movement, were first published in as Who Speaks for the Negro? This unique text in the history of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement serves as a powerful oral history of an all-important struggle.