Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize

America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965


Introduction by: Julian Bond

Format
Paperback
Price
$23.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143124740
  • 336  Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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 Selma–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

Eyes on the Prize

Juan Williams, Introduction by: Julian Bond

Praise

Praise for previous editions:

“A fascinating, fast-moving overview.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Skillfully combines written and oral sources with the historical narrative . . . Will be invaluable to students as well as the general reader.” —The Boston Globe

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
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

Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Credits
Staff
Index

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