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.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster