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Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 (African American History)by Juan Williams
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The 25th-anniversary edition of Juan Williams's celebrated account of the tumultuous early years of the civil rights movement
From the Montgomery bus boycott to the Little Rock Nine to the Selmaand#150;Montgomery march, thousands of ordinary people who participated in the American civil rights movement; their stories are told in Eyes on the Prize. From leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., to lesser-known figures such as Barbara Rose John and Jim Zwerg, each man and woman made the decision that somethinghad to be done to stop discrimination. These moving accounts and pictures of the first decade of the civil rights movement are a tribute to the people, black and white, who took part in the fight for justice and the struggle they endured.
Eyes on the Prize traces the movement from the landmark Brown v. the Board of Education case in 1954 to the march on Selma and the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. This is a companion volume to the first part of the acclaimed PBS series.
This compelling oral history of the first ten years of the Civil Rights movement is a tribute to the men and women, both black and white, who took part in the fight for justice and kept their eyes on the prize of freedom. Companion to the highly acclaimed PBS television series. 100 photos.
About the Author
Juan Williams is an American journalist and a political analyst for Fox News. He also writes for several newspapers including the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal and was a senior news analyst for National Public Radio from 1999 until 2010.
Julian Bond is an American social activist, professor, writer, and politician with more than twenty years of service in Georgiaand#8217;s legislative chambers. He was also the chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from 1998 until 2010.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: God Bless the Child: The Story of School Desegregation
Chapter Two: Standing for Justice: Mississippi and the Till Case
Chapter Three: We're Not Moving to the Back, Mr. Blake: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Chapter Four: Hall Monitors from the 101st: The Little Rock Story
Chapter Five: Down Freedom's Main Line: The Movement's Next Generation
Chapter Six: Freedom in the Air: The Lessons of Albany and Birmingham
Interlude: The March on Washington
Chapter Seven: Mississippi: Freedom Has Never Been Free
Chapter Eight: Selma: The Bridge to Freedom
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