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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
About the Author
John Egerton (1935-2013), an independent nonfiction writer, wrote extensively on his native South. He is author of more than a dozen books, including "The Americanization of Dixie" and "Southern Food: At Home, on the Road, in History."