THE AMERICAN READER
Words That Moved a Nation
Among the selections are the familiar, such as Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and Kennedy’s speech at the Berlin Wall, as well as such lesser-known pieces as Lucy Stone’s 1855 feminist speech, "A Disappointed Woman." Entries reflecting the contributions of minority groups to American culture-including "Yet Do I Marvel" by Countee Cullen, "Advice to a Black Schoolgirl" by W.E.B. Du Bois, and "Letter from Birmingham City Jail" by Martin Luther King, Jr.-are found throughout. Short introductions place each selection in social and historical context.
This title is part of the series: COMMON CORE LIBRARY