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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 : Viking, 1991.
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This volume is one of several produced in conjunction with the 14-part PBS Eyes on the Prize television series. It is a collection of over 100 court decisions, speeches, interviews, and other documents on the civil rights movement from 1954 to 1990. Included in the collection are the Brown v. Board of Education decision of the Supreme Court that declared legally segregated schools to be unconstitutional, Martin  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Eyes on the prize : civil rights reader.
New York : Viking, 1991
(OCoLC)555740723
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clayborne Carson
ISBN: 0670842176 9780670842179
OCLC Number: 23767205
Notes: Revised edition of: Eyes on the prize. 1987.
Produced in conjunction with the PBS television series Eyes on the prize.
Description: xiii, 764 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: We the people: the long journey toward a more perfect union / Vincent Harding --
AWAKENINGS (1954-56). Articles on Emmett Till case --
"Coming of age in Mississippi" / Anne Moody --
A letter from the Women's Political Council to the mayor of Montgomery, AL --
Interview with Rosa Parks --
"The movement gathers momentum" / Martin Luther King, Jr. (hereafter, MLK, Jr.) --
Speech by MLK, Jr. at Holt Street Baptist Church --
"At Holt Street Baptist Church / Joe Azbell --
Resolution of the Citizens' Mass Meeting, 12/5/55 --
"The violence of desperate men / MLK, Jr. --
"Desegregation at last" / MLK, Jr. --
FIGHTING BACK (1957-62) --
Introduction / Darlene Clark Hine --
Brown et al. v. Board of Education of Topeka et al. --
How children learn about race / Kenneth B. Clark --
The Atlanta Declaration / NAACP --
Black Monday: segregation or Amalgamation ... America has its choice / Tom P. Brady --
Brown v. Board of Education: the implementation decision --
The Long Shadow of Little Rock / Daisy Bates --
A roundtable discussion --
AIN'T SCARED OF YOUR JAILS (1960-61). Introduction / Clayborne Carson --
Is violence necessary to combat injustice? For the positive: Williams says 'we must fight back' / Robert F. Williams --
The social organization of non-violence / Martin Luther King, Jr. --
Interview with Franklin McCain --
An Appeal for Human Rights --
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Statement of Purpose --
Bigger than a hamburger / Ella J. Baker --
A Conference on the Sit-Ins / Ted Dienstfrey --
In Pursuit of Freedom / William Mahoey --
Interview with Robert Zellner --
Eve of Nonviolent Revolution? / James M. Lawson, Jr. NO EASY WALK (1961-63). Introduction / David J. Garrow --
Organizing in Abany, GA / Charles Sherrod --
Letter from the Albany Movement to the Albany City Commission, Jan. 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 / Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights --
Wiretap transcript of phone conversation btw MLK, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, April 15, 1963 --
Letter from Birmingham City Jail / MLK, Jr. --
The Birmingham Truce Agreement, May 10, 193 --
President John F. Kennedy's nationally televised speech, June 11, 1963 --
MISSISSIPPI: IS THIS AMERICA? (1962-64). Introduction / Clayborne Carson --
Mississippi: 1961-1962 / Robert Moses --
To praise our bridges / Fannie Lou Hamer --
Interim report of the US Commission on Civil Rights, April 16, 1963 --
Freedom Summer / Sally Belfrage --
Mississippi at Atlantic City / Charles M. Sherrod --
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Brief Report on Guinea / James Forman --
The Trip / John Lewis and Donald Harris --
To Mississippi Youth / Malcolm X --
From protest to politics: the future of the Civil Rights Movement / Bayard Rustin --
BRIDGE TO FREEDOM (1965). Introduction / David J. Garrow --
Early attempts at betterment / Amelia Platts Boynton --
Selma, AL / Bernard Lafayette --
A letter from a Selma, AL jail / MLK, Jr. --
Midnight plane to Alabama: journey of conscience / George B. Leonard --
SNCC-SCLC relations / James Forman --
Personal letter from Muriel and Art Lewis to her mother, Selma, AL, March 19, 1965 --
Our God is Marching On! / MLK, Jr. --
We the People: The Struggle Continues / Vincent Harding. THE TIME HAS COME (1964-66). Introduction / Clayborne Carson --
Message to the Grass Roots / Malcolm X --
Malcolm / Sonia Sanchez --
Black Belt Election: New Day a'Coming / Stokely Carmichael and Charles V. Hamilton --
Lowndes County Freedom Organization pamphlet --
How the Black Panther Party was Organized / John Hulett --
From Black Consciousness to Black Power / Cleveland Sellers with Robert Terrell --
What We Want / Stokely Carmichael --
Black Power: a Voice Within / Ruth Turner Perot --
TWO SOCIETIES (1965-68). 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 MLK, 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 / Roger Wilkins --
POWER! (1966-68). Introduction / Gerald Gill --
Taking Over / Carl B. Stokes --
Interview with Thompson J. "Mike" Gaines --
Interview with Geraldine Williams --
The Founding of the Black Panther Party and Patrolling / Huey P. Newton --
Seize the Time / Bobby Seale --
Interview with Dolores Torres --
A JHS 271 teacher tells it like he sees it / 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 (1967-68). Introduction / David J. Garrow --
A Time to Break Silence / MLK, Jr. --
Conversation with MLK --
I See the promised Land / MLK, Jr. --
My Last Letter to Martin / Ralph David Abernathy --
On the Case in Resurrection City / Charlayne A. Hunter --
AIN'T GONNA SHUFFLE NO MORE (1964-72). Introduction / Gerald Gill --
I'm the Greatest, a poem / Cassius Clay --
The Greatest / Muhammad Ali with Richard Durham --
Muhhammad Ali: the measure of a man, from "Freedomways" --
Interview with Paula Giddings --
An open letter sent to Howard President James M. Nabrit --
Interview with Tony Gittens --
The nature and needs of the black university / Gerald McWorter --
It's nation time / Amiri Baraka --
We must pave the way: an independent black political thrust / Richard Hatcher --
National Black Political Agenda. The Gary Declaration: Black Politics at the Crossroads --
A NATION OF LAW? (1968-71). Introduction / 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 --
Letters from George Jackson --
Attica Prisoners' Demands --
Negotiations and failure / Herman Badillo & Milton Haynes --
The brothers of Attica / Richard X. Clark. THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM (1974-80). Introduction / Gerald Gill --
Statement to the Boston School Committee, June 11, 1963 --
Death at an early age / Jonathan Kozol --
Tallulah Morgan et al. v. James W. Hennigan et al. --
Commencement Address at Howard University / 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 / Nell Irvin Painter --
BACK TO THE MOVEMENT 1979-mid-80s). Introduction by Vincent Harding --
A Historic Look at our Neighborhoods / the Black Archives, History and Research Foundation of South Florida --
Death Watch / Marvin Dunn --
Confronting racial isolation in Miami / 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 / Gwendolyn Brooks --
Address by the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Democratic National Convention, San Francisco, July 17, 1984 --
Address to the National College and University Student Conference / Shen Tong --
Address by Nelson Mandela --
About the Editors --
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.
Responsibility: general editors, Clayborne Carson [and others].

Abstract:

This volume is one of several produced in conjunction with the 14-part PBS Eyes on the Prize television series. It is a collection of over 100 court decisions, speeches, interviews, and other documents on the civil rights movement from 1954 to 1990. Included in the collection are the Brown v. Board of Education decision of the Supreme Court that declared legally segregated schools to be unconstitutional, Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham City Jail," Harold Washington's inaugural speech after being elected mayor of Chicago, and the speech delivered by Nelson Mandela in Atlanta in June 1990. The chapter introductions written by the editors are sometimes too brief to enable readers to fully appreciate the context and importance of the documents. Nonetheless, the volume is rich in primary source material on the civil rights movement. It can be a valuable reference work for public and university libraries.

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schema:description"THE KEYS TO THE KINGDOM (1974-80). Introduction / Gerald Gill -- Statement to the Boston School Committee, June 11, 1963 -- Death at an early age / Jonathan Kozol -- Tallulah Morgan et al. v. James W. Hennigan et al. -- Commencement Address at Howard University / 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 / Nell Irvin Painter -- BACK TO THE MOVEMENT 1979-mid-80s). Introduction by Vincent Harding -- A Historic Look at our Neighborhoods / the Black Archives, History and Research Foundation of South Florida -- Death Watch / Marvin Dunn -- Confronting racial isolation in Miami / 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 / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Address by the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Democratic National Convention, San Francisco, July 17, 1984 -- Address to the National College and University Student Conference / Shen Tong -- Address by Nelson Mandela -- About the Editors -- The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader / Publishing Project Staff -- Eyes on the Prize: The Film and Publishing Project."@en
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