Where the Sacred and Secular Harmonize
Birmingham Mass Meeting Rhetoric and the Prophetic Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement
Imprint: Cascade Books
“I am excited to see David Holmes’s work on civil rights oratory in print. Not only does Holmes recover rare texts, but additionally he refocuses our understanding on the political elements and impact of African American prophetic speech.”
—Patricia Bizzell, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, co-author of The Rhetorical Tradition: Readings from Classical Times to the Present.
“David Holmes takes his reader deep inside Project C, perhaps the most important civil rights campaign of the twentieth century. With great dexterity Holmes demonstrates the rhetorical artistry of key movement speakers as they locked horns with Eugene ‘Bull’ Connor and the Magic City. A much-needed thickening, and thus revisioning, of our standard accounts.”
—Davis W. Houck, Florida State University