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The Eyes on the Prize: Civil Rights Reader: Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggleby Clayborne Carson
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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.
"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
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
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)
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