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The Eyes on the prize : civil rights reader : documents, speeches, and firsthand accounts from the Black freedom struggle, 1954-1990

Author: Clayborne Carson
Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1991.
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Contains much of the material that is basic to the U.S. civil rights movement, including speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr. & writings by Malcolm X. A remarkable collection of primary sources on the freedom movement in the United States. An indispensable source for students and teachers who are interested in civil rights in America.
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Eyes on the prize.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1991
(OCoLC)624376389
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clayborne Carson
ISBN: 0140154035 9780140154030
OCLC Number: 23213446
Notes: Cover title: The Eyes on the prize civil rights reader.
Revision of and replaces: Eyes on the prize: America's civil rights years, a reader and guide. 1987.
"A Penguin original"--Label on cover.
Description: xiii, 764 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: We the people : the long journey toward a more perfect union / Vincent Harding --
Awakenings (1954-1956). Introduction / by Vincent Harding ; Articles on the Emmett Till Case ; "Coming of age in Mississippi" / by Anne Moody ; A letter from the Women's Political Council to the Mayor of Montgomery, Alabama ; Interview with Rosa Parks ; "The movement gathers momentum" / by Martin Luther King, Jr. ; Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., at Holt Street Baptist Church ; "At Holt Street Baptist Church" / by Joe Azbell ; Resolution of the Citizens' Mass Meeting, December 5, 1955 ; "The violence of desperate men" / by Martin Luther King, Jr. ; "Desegregation at last" / by Martin Luther King, Jr --
Fighting back (1957-1962). Introduction / by Darlene Clark Hine ; Brown et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka et al. ; "How children learn about race" / by Kenneth B. Clark ; "The Atlanta Declaration" / by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ; "Black Monday : segregation or amalgamation . . . America has its choice" / by Tom P. Brady ; Brown v. Board of Education : the implementation decision ; "The long shadow of Little Rock" / by Daisy Bates ; A roundtable discussion --
Ain't scared of your jails (1960-1961). Introduction / by Clayborne Carson ; "Is violence necessary to combat injustice? For the positive : Williams says 'We must fight back' " / by Robert F. Williams ; "The social organization of non-violence" / by Martin Luther King, Jr. ; Interview with Franklin McCain ; "An appeal for human rights" ; "Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee statement of purpose" ; "Bigger than a hamburger" / by Ella J. Baker ; "A conference on the sit-ins" / by Ted Dienstfrey ; "In pursuit of freedom" / by William Mahoney ; Interview with Robert Zellner ; "Eve of nonviolent revolution?" / by James M. Lawsdn, Jr. --
No easy walk (1961-1963). Introduction / by David J. Garrow ; Organizing in Albany, Georgia / by Charles Sherrod ; Letter from the Albany Movement to the Albany City Commission, January 23, 1962 ; Interview with Bernice Reagon ; Letter from Albany Merchant Leonard Gilberg to Albany Police Chief Laurie Pritchett, July 23, 1962 ; "Birmingham : people in motion" / by the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights ; Wiretap transcript of phone conversation between Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King, April 15, 1963 ; "Letter from Birmingham City Jail" / by Martin Luther King, Jr. ; The Birmingham Truce Agreement, May 10, 1963 ; President John F. Kennedy's nationally televised speech, June 11, 1963 ; Original text of speech to be delivered at the Lincoln Memorial / by John Lewis --
Mississippi : is this America? (1962-1964). Introduction / by Clayborne Carson ; "Mississippi : 1961-1962" / by Robert Moses ; "To praise our bridges" / by Fannie Lou Hamer ; "Interim report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, April 16, 1963" ; "Freedom summer" / by Sally Belfrage ; "Mississippi at Atlantic City" / by Charles M. Sherrod ; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Brief Repbrt on Guinea" / by James Forman ; "The trip" / by John Lewis arid Donald Harris ; "To Mississippi youth" / by Malcolm X ; "From protest to politics : the future of the Civil Rights Movement" / by Bayard Rustin --
Bridge to freedom (1965). Introduction / by David J. Garrow ; "Early attempts at betterment" / by Amelia Platts Boynton ; "Selma, Alabama" / by Bernard. Lafayette ; "A letter from a Selma, Alabama Jail" / by Martin Luther King, Jr. ; "Midnight plane to Alabama : journey of conscience" / by George B. Leonard ; SNCC-SCLC relations / by James Forman ; Personal letter from Muriel and Art Lewis to her mother, Selma, Alabama, March 19, 1965 ; "Our God is marching on!" / by Martin Luther King, Jr. --
Interlude: We the people : the struggle continues / by Vincent Harding --
The time has come (1964-1966). Introduction / by Clayborne Carson ; "Message to the grass roots" / by Malcolm X ; "Malcolm" / by Sonia Sanchez ; "Black belt election : new day a'coming" / by Stokely Carmichael and Charles V. Hamilton ; Lowndes County Freedom Organization pamphlet ; "How the Black Panther Party was organized" / by John Hulett ; "From Black consciousness to Black power" / by Cleveland Sellers with Robert Terrell ; "What we want" / by Stokely Carmichael ; "Black power : a voice within" / by Ruth Turner Perot --
Two societies (1965-1968). Introduction / by Darlene Clark Hine ; "A proposal by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference for the Development of a Nonviolent Action Movement for the Greater Chicago Area" ; Demands placed on the door of Chicago City Hall by Martin Luther King, Jr., July 10, 1966 ; "Agreement of the Subcommittee to the Conference on Fair Housing convened by the Chicago Conference on Religion and Race" ; Interview with Linda Bryant Hall ; "Profiles of disorder . . . Detroit" ; "A man's life" / by Roger Wilkins --
Power! (1966-1968). Introduction by Gerald Gill ; "Taking over" / by Carl B. Stokes ; Interview with Thompson J. "Mike" Gaines ; Interview with Geraldine Williams ; "The founding of the Black Panther Party" and "Patrolling" / by Huey P. Newton ; "Seize the time" / by Bobby Seale ; Interview with Dolores Torres ; "A JHS 271 teacher tell it like he sees it" / by Charles S. Isaacs ; Interview with Karriema Jordan ; "Anti-Semitism? : a statement by the teachers of Ocean Hill-Brownsville to the people of New York" --
The promised land (1967-1968). Introduction / by David J. Garrow ; "A time to break silence" / by Martin Luther King, Jr. ; "Conversation with Martin Luther King" ; "I see the promised land" / by Martin Luther King, Jr. ; "My last letter to Martin" / by Ralph David Abernathy ; "On the case in Resurrection City" / by Charlayne A. Hunter --
Ain't gonna shuffle no more (1964-1972). Introduction / by Gerald Gill ; ". . . 'I'm the greatest' / a poem by Cassius Clay" ; "The greatest" / by Muhammad Ali with Richard Durham ; "Muhammad Ali : the measure of a man" from Freedomways ; Interview with Paula Giddings ; An open letter sent to Howarid President James M. Nabrit ; Interview with Tony Gittens ; "The nature and needs of the black university" / by Gerald McWorter ; "It's nation time" / by Amiri Baraka ; "We must pave the way : an independent black political thrust" / by Richard Hatcher ; "National Black political agenda : the Gary Declaration : black politics at the crossroads --
A nation of law? (1968-1971). Introduction / by Gerald Gill ; "Fred Speaks" ; Interview with Akua Njere (Deborah Johnson) ; "Search and destroy : a report by the Commission of Inquiry into the Black Panthers and the Police" / Roy Wilkins and Ramsey Clark, Chairmen ; "The FBI's efforts to disrupt and neutralize the Black Panther Party" ; "Angela Davis : an autobiography" ; Letter from George Jackson ; Attica prisoners' demands ; "Negotiations and failure" / by Herman Badillo and Milton Haynes ; "The brothers of Attica" / by Richard X. Clark --
The keys to the kingdom (1974-1980). Introduction / by Gerald Gill ; Statement to the Boston School Committee, June 11, 1963 ; "Death at an early age" / by Jonathan Kozol ; Tallulah Morgan et al. v. James W. Hennigan-et al. ; Commencement address, at Howard University / by Lyndon B. Johnson ; Inaugural address / by Mayor Maynard Jackson ; "Can Atlanta succeed where America has failed? An exclusive Atlanta Magazine interview with Mayor Maynard Jackson as he completes his first 500 days-in office" ; Amicus curiae brief in Regents of University of California v. Allan Bakke ; Regents of University of California v. Allan Bakke (The Supreme Court judgment), June 28, 1978 ; Regents of University of California v. Allan Bakke (Justice Marshall's dissent), June 28,1978 ; "Whites say i must be on easy street" / by Nell Irvin Painter --
Back to the movement (1979--mid-1980s). Introduction / by Vincent Harding ; "A historic look at our neighborhoods" / by the Black Archives, History and Research Foundation of South Florida ; "Death watch" / by Marvin Dunn ; "Confronting racial isolation in Miami" / by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights ; Interview with Edward Gardner ; Harold Washington's announcement of candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Mayor of Chicago ; "Harold Washington : Uniting Chicago for all people" ; Harold Washington's inaugural speech ; "Of Harold Washington" / by Gwendolyn Brooks ; "Address by the Reverend Jesse Jackson," Democratic National Convention, San Francisco, July 17, 1984 ; Interview with Unita Blackwell ; "Platform presentation by Mayor Henry G. Cisneros," Democratic National Convention, San Francisco, July 17, 1984 ; Address to the National College and University Student Conference, Shen Tong ; Address by Nelson Mandela --
The eyes on the prize Civil Rights reader publishing project staff --
Eyes on the prize : the film and publishing project.
Other Titles: Eyes on the prize civil rights reader.
Responsibility: general editors, Clayborne Carson [and others].
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A record of the American civil rights movement. Included are speeches by Martin Luther King Jr, an interview with Rosa Parks, selections from "Malcolm X Speaks"; Black Panther Bobby Seale's "Seize  Read more...

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