The Oratory of Negro Leaders: 1900-1968

Westport, Connecticut: Negro Universities Press, (1969).


Hardcover. First edition. Octavo. 312pp. Foreword by Alex Haley. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with a tear on the front panel. The author was Professor of Speech at Florida A&M University. At the time of publication, Haley was writer-in-residence at Hamilton College, where he was working on *Roots.* A remarkably uncommon book; the publisher devoted itself almost entirely to publishing facsimile reprints of classic African-American texts. This title was something of a departure, and was apparently not well-received if the institutional holdings and listings in commerce can be believed. *OCLC* locates seven copies, all of those copies for reasons curious to us, are in Europe.

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The Oratory of Negro Leaders: 1900-1968. Marcus Hanna BOULWARE.