Each a mighty voice, a century of speeches from The commonwealth club of California. Foreword by Kevin Starr, afterword by Gloria C. Duffy

San Francisco / Berkeley: the club / Heyday Books, 2004. xxxi, 487p., photo section with uncommon press photography, first edition cloth boards in glossy dj, near new.

Political and activist celebrities of almost every stripe, and not all of whom are European-American males. Find Martin Luther King Jr. and some local talent like Maxine Hong Kingston, Ron Dellums, Shirley Chisholm. The King portion is Vietnam-related, there is a twopage editor's introduction, a two and a half-page excerpt from King's address, and two pages from the question-and-answer session. The two quoted questioners (possibly typical of this audience) are hostile : "Vietnam is totally unrelated to the Negro dilemma," and "Are you aware that pulling out of Vietnam is tantamount to surrender"); King fields these with ease.

Cat.No: 124652
ISBN: 1890771872

Price: $15.00