Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches
January 01, 2007
5.76 X 0.85 X 8.86 inches | 0.89 pounds
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About the Author
Catherine Ellis is the founder of Audio Memoir, an oral history service that captures her clients' personal and professional stories using techniques honed by decades of interviewing and broadcast experience. A longtime producer for American Radio Works(R), Ellis has covered twentieth-century American race relations and critical events such as Hurricane Katrina and the Great Recession. She is a co-editor (with Stephen Drury Smith) of Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches and Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity and (with Peter Bearman, Stephen Drury Smith, and Mary Marshall Clark) of After the Fall: New Yorkers Remember September 2001 and the Years That Followed, all published by The New Press. Ellis holds a PhD in anthropology from Columbia University, where she studied the competing memories of Jim Crow segregation in the South. She lives in Belmont, Massachusetts. Stephen Drury Smith is the executive editor and host of American RadioWorks(R), the acclaimed national documentary series from American Public Media(R). He has covered a wide range of international and domestic issues, including human rights, science and health, education, race relations, and American history. He is a co-editor (with Catherine Ellis) of Say It Plain: A Century of Great African American Speeches and Say It Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity and (with Mary Marshall Clark, Peter Bearman, and Catherine Ellis) of After the Fall: New Yorkers Remember September 2001 and the Years That Followed, all published by The New Press. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota and Boston, Massachusetts.