Heard and Unheard Speeches: What Really Happened at the March on Washington?

Type 
Journal Article
Year 
1988
Creator(s) 
Pages 
285-291
Month or quarter 
Summer
Doc # 
1JL03.01
Abstract 

In this essay, the author compares the speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lewis, the SNCC president from 1960 to 1963. He notes similarities and differences between the speeches in terms of rhetoric, political motivations, and political aftermath. He concludes that although the drama of the March on Washington was King's, its prophetic voice was Lewis'.

Additional information 

Document Description: seven-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder "John Lewis-Various Articles"; handwritten notation: "John Lewis' Angry Speech (288-9)- His Uncensored Speech (289-91)".

Rights 
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