Let Freedom Ring by Kitty Kelley
Stanley Tretick's Iconic Images of the March on Washington

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Some of the freshest shots are of the crowd itself...The book is a welcome marker of a seminal moment in American history.
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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 marchers—black, white, Christian, and Jew—shared 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.

 

About Kitty Kelley

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Kitty Kelley is the internationally acclaimed bestselling author of Jackie Oh!; Elizabeth Taylor: The Last Star; His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra; Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography; The Royals; and The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty. The last four titles were all #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Kelley has been honored by her peers with such awards as the Outstanding Author Award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors for her "courageous writing on popular cul­ture," the Philip M. Stern Award for her "outstanding service to writers and the writing profession," the Medal of Merit from the Lotos Club of New York City, and the 2005 PEN Oakland Literary Censorship Award. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, People, Ladies' Home Journal, McCall's, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Tribune. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her physician husband, Jonathan Zucker.
 
Published August 13, 2013 by Thomas Dunne Books. 176 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction
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on Jul 30 2013

Fine photos, concise text, including excerpts from remarks of the day, and a solid view of the Kennedy administration dragged into the American future.

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Publishers Weekly

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on Jun 10 2013

Some of the freshest shots are of the crowd itself...The book is a welcome marker of a seminal moment in American history.

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