The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South
The compelling story of the earliest calls for desegregation and racial justice in the South.
"Make room on your library shelf . . . for John Egerton's magnificent Speak Now Against the Day. His book is a stunning achievement: a sprawling, engrossing, deeply moving account of those Southerners, black and white, who raised their voices to challenge the South's racial mores. . . . [This] is an eloquent and passionate book, and . . . one we cannot afford to forget."--Charles B. Dew, New York Times Book Review
"A rich and inspiring story. . . . [Egerton] has uncovered a buried treasure."--Studs Terkel
"[A] superb book, measured but eloquent."--Dan T. Carter, Washington Post Book World
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