Table of Contents

America Will Be!
Conversations on Hope, Freedom, and Democracy

Preface by Daisaku Ikeda - xv

Preface by Vincent Harding - xix

1. A More Perfect Union - 1

2. A Brilliant Test of Human Nature - 17

3. The Coming of the New America - 33

4. Extraordinary Character - 49

5. On Encouragement - 63

6. Influential Encounters - 75

7. The Expansion of Democracy - 89

8. When Youth Took the Lead - 103

9. The Pivotal Struggle in Birmingham - 117

10. The March on Washington - 131

11. Beyond Vietnam - 145

12. A Revolution of Values - 159

13. Nonviolent Acts of Courage - 173

14. Carrying the Legacy Forward - 185

15. Start With a Dream - 199

16. Becoming World Citizens - 213

Appendix 1. Selected Works—Daisaku Ikeda - 229

Appendix 2. Selected Works—Vincent Harding - 231

Notes - 233


Index 249

About the Authors - 265

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