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The Eyes on the Prize: Civil Rights Reader: Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle

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A record of one of the greatest and most turbulent movements of this century, The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader is essential for anyone interested in learning how far the American civil rights movement has come and how far it has yet to go.

Included are the Supreme Court's Brown vs. Board of Education decision in its entirety; speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., and his famous "Letter from Birmingham City Jail"; an interview with Rosa Parks; selections from Malcolm X Speaks; Black Panther Bobby Seale's Seize the Time; Ralph Abernathy's controversial And the Walls Came Tumbling Down; a piece by Herman Badillo on the infamous Attica prison uprising; addresses by Harold Washington, Jesse Jackson, Nelson Mandela, and much more.

Review:

"The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader documents perspectives none of us who are attempting to understand our history can afford to ignore." John Edgar Wideman, author of Philadelphia Fire

Synopsis:

The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader brings together the most comprehensive anthology of primary sources available, spanning the entire history of the American civil rights movement.

“An important volume for students and professionals who wish to grasp the basic nature of the civil rights movement and how it changed America in fundamental ways.” —Aldon Morris, Northwestern University

“A remarkable collection . . . Indispensable.” —William H. Harris, Texas Southern University

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 729-741) and index.

Table of Contents

Awakenings (1954-1956) — Fighting back (1957-1962) — Ain't scared of your jails (1960-1961) — No easy walk (1961-1963) — Mississippi: is this America? (1962-1964) — Bridge to freedom (1965) — The time has come (1964-1966) — Two societies (1965-1968) — Power! (1966-1968) — The promised land (1967-1968) — Ain't gonna shuffle no more (1964-1972) — A nation of law? (1968-1971) — The keys to the kingdom (1974-1980) — Back to the movement (1979--mid-1980s)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140154030
Editor:
Garrow, David J.
Editor:
Hine, Darlene Clark
Editor:
Garrow, David J.
Author:
More
Author:
Garrow, David J.
Author:
King, Martin Luther
Author:
Gill, Gerald
Author:
Clar, D.
Author:
Carson, Clayborne
Author:
Harding, Vincent
Author:
Hine, Darlene Clark
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Civil rights movements
Subject:
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Civil rights movements -- United States.
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Eyes on the Prize
Series Volume:
no. 101-139
Publication Date:
19911131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
8.36x5.54x1.41 in. 1.36 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader brings together the most comprehensive anthology of primary sources available, spanning the entire history of the American civil rights movement.

“An important volume for students and professionals who wish to grasp the basic nature of the civil rights movement and how it changed America in fundamental ways.” —Aldon Morris, Northwestern University

“A remarkable collection . . . Indispensable.” —William H. Harris, Texas Southern University

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