A bestselling author and legendary photographer present an illuminating look at a pivotal moment in our nation's history: The March on Washington
Despite the heat and humidity, people came in droves from across the country and around the world, heading for the towering spire of the Washington Monument in our nation's capital. All of the marchersblack, white, Christian, and Jewshared the same dream: freedom and equality for 19 million African Americans. Almost 300,000 strong, the marchers poured into Washington, D.C., to bear witness, to hear the immortal words of Martin Luther King, Jr., and to petition Congress to pass the President's Civil Rights bill.
Stanley Tretick, a seasoned photojournalist best known for his iconic images of President Kennedy and his family, was also in the crowd, drawing inspiration from the historic scenes unfolding before him. In this magnificent book, his stirring photographs of that day are published for the first time. Accompanied by an insightful essay and captions from bestselling author Kitty Kelley, as well as a moving foreword by Marian Wright Edelman, Let Freedom Ring commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington and celebrates the crescendo of the Civil Rights movement in America.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.88(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.74(d)|
About the Author
KITTY KELLEY is an internationally acclaimed writer, whose bestselling biographies focus on some of the most influential and powerful personalities of the last fifty years. Kelley's last five biographies have been number one on The New York Times bestseller list. Kelley lives in Washington, D.C.
STANLEY TRETICK (1921-1999) was one of the pre-eminent photojournalists of his era. Trained as a photographer in the Marine Corps during World War II, Tretick's first civilian job was for United Press International, where he covered Congress. He later covered John F. Kennedy's 1960 presidential campaign and then worked for LOOK covering President Kennedy and his family in the White House. He received special credentials to cover the March on Washington. His photos of that momentous day are published here for the first time.