The compelling story of the earliest calls for desegregation and racial justice in the South.
"Make room on your library shelf . . . for John Egerton's magnificent Speak Now Against the Day
. His book is a stunning achievement: a sprawling, engrossing, deeply moving account of those Southerners, black and white, who raised their voices to challenge the South's racial mores. . . . [This] is an eloquent and passionate book, and . . . one we cannot afford to forget.--Charles B. Dew, New York Times Book Review
"A rich and inspiring story. . . . [Egerton] has uncovered a buried treasure.--Studs Terkel
"[A] superb book, measured but eloquent.--Dan T. Carter, Washington Post Book World