Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation before the Civil Rights Movement in the South

Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation before the Civil Rights Movement in the South

by John Egerton (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995)

Monroe County Public Library  |  Indiana University Libraries

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


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