Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Till Victory Is Won: Famous Black Quotations From the NAACP

Taking its title from the moving lyrics of the official song of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," Till Victory Is Won chronicles significant moments in African-American history through more than two hundred illuminating quotations from NAACP officers, members, and award recipients.
Focusing on five major topics -- Protecting Civil Rights, Achieving Educational Excellence, Nurturing Economic Development, Reaching Youth, and Gaining Political Power -- this extraordinary anthology inspires and informs. Featured voices include:

Kweisi Mfume
Duke Ellington
Rosa Parks
Hank Aaron
Carter G. Woodson
W.E.B. Du Bois
Thurgood Marshall
Maya Angelou
Harry Belafonte
Sidney Poitier
Sara Lawrence Lightfoot
Martin Luther King Jr.
Halle Berry
Michael Jordan
Earvin (Magic) Johnson
Colin Powell
George Washington Carver
Jesse Jackson
Oprah Winfrey
Lauryn Hill
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Toni Morrison
Susan Taylor
Langston Hughes
Jackie Robinson
Quincy Jones
Alice Walker
Spike Lee
Cornel West
Patti LaBelle
James Earl Jones
...and countless others who share their perspectives on the life-changing work of the NAACP and its place in history.

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