Make it plain: a life of speaking

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The long and storied career of Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. one of the nation's finest speakers, has carried him from work on the civil rights front lines in the South to the National Urban League to positions of influence at the highest level of business and politics. A friend and confidant to presidents, Vernon Jordan has never forgotten the men and women, from Wiley Branton to Martin Luther King, from Fannie Lou Hamer to Whitney Young to Primus King, whose oratorical skill in service to social justice deeply influenced him. Their examples, and voices, mixed with Vernon's own make this book both a history and an embodiment of black speech at its finest, full of emotion, controlled force, righteous indignation, love of country, and awe in front of the challenges ahead.
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subject_facet African American lawyers -- Biography, African American orators -- History, African American political activists -- Biography, African Americans -- Biography, African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century, Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century, Public speaking -- Political aspects -- United States
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title_full Make it plain : a life of speaking / Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. ; with Lee A. Daniels
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