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Eyes on the prize : America's civil rights years, 1954-1965 / Juan Williams ; with the Eyes on the prize production team ; introduction by Julian Bond.

By: Williams, Juan.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York, NY : Viking, 1987Description: xv, 300 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0670814121; 9780670814121; 0245546685; 9780245546686.Subject(s): African Americans -- Civil rights -- History | United States Southern states Black persons Civil rights movements, 1955-1965Additional physical formats: Online version:: Eyes on the prize.DDC classification: 323.4/0973 LOC classification: KF4757 | .W52 1987
Contents:
God bless the child : the story of school desegregation -- Standing for justice : Mississippi and the Till case -- We're not moving to the back, Mr. Blake : the Montgomery bus boycott -- Hall monitors from the 101st : the Little Rock story -- Down freedom's main line : the movement's next generation -- Freedom in the air : the lessons of Albany and Birmingham -- The March on Washington -- Mississippi : freedom has never been free -- Selma : the bridge to freedom.
Summary: From the Montgomery bus boycott to the Selma-Montgomery march, thousands of ordinary people made up the American civil rights movement. This volume tells the story of those people.
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KF4757 .F56 2010 Race and the Constitution : KF4757 .K58 2004 From Jim Crow to civil rights : KF4757 .N45 1988 The Fourteenth Amendment : KF4757 .W52 1987 Eyes on the prize : KF4758.A7 L56 1993 The law of sex discrimination / KF4758.A7 S4 Sex discrimination and the law : KF4758 .B45 1986 Why ERA failed :

Bibliography: p. [296]-297.

Includes index.

God bless the child : the story of school desegregation -- Standing for justice : Mississippi and the Till case -- We're not moving to the back, Mr. Blake : the Montgomery bus boycott -- Hall monitors from the 101st : the Little Rock story -- Down freedom's main line : the movement's next generation -- Freedom in the air : the lessons of Albany and Birmingham -- The March on Washington -- Mississippi : freedom has never been free -- Selma : the bridge to freedom.

From the Montgomery bus boycott to the Selma-Montgomery march, thousands of ordinary people made up the American civil rights movement. This volume tells the story of those people.

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Library Journal Review

This companion volume to the PBS TV series of the same name is an excellent, highly readable account of black America's struggle for social and political equality, covering the civil rights battle from the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954 to the Selma protest marches and Voting Rights Act of 1965. Williams focuses upon specific key events, providing a narrative overview of each, interspersed with photographs and excerpts from interviews and writings of the participants. He gives a vivid portrait of the courage of individual blacks and the violence they had to endure in their struggle for desegregation and the right to vote in the South. The events themselves provide the drama. Recommended for academic and public libraries. BOMC alternate. Louis Vyhnanek, Washington State Univ. Lib., Pullman (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

School Library Journal Review

YAEyes On the Prize is an outstanding contribution to the memory of the lessons of the Civil Rights Movement. Williams brings the events of the nonviolent civil rights years to life with photographs and lucid text, as well as brief asides interspersed throughout to provide participants' perspectives. Written in conjunction with the production team of the PBS-TV series of the same name, the book uses still photography, which provides different insights than the film footage of the same events shown on television. While the two could be used together, the book stands solidly alone as one of the best available summaries of the period. Dorcas Hand, Episcopal High School, Bellaire (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

A January 1988 feature article on ``Eyes on the Prize'' reviews this title.

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