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Voices of freedom : an oral history of the civil rights movement from the 1950s through the 1980s

Author: Henry Hampton; Steve Fayer; Sarah Flynn
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Bantam trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In this companion to the acclaimed television series "Eyes on the Prize", the authors draw on nearly 1,000 interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and hundreds of ordinary people who took part in the struggle, to weave a fascinating narrative of the civil rights movement as told by the people who lived it.
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Hampton; Steve Fayer; Sarah Flynn
ISBN: 0553352326 9780553352320
OCLC Number: 23437277
Notes: Originally published: 1990.
Description: xxviii, 692 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: "I wanted the whole world to see" / Emmett Till, 1955 --
Montgomery bus boycott, 1955-1956: "Like a revival starting" --
Little Rock crisis, 1957-1958: "I had cracked the wall" --
Student sit-ins in Nashville, 1960: "Badge of honor" --
Freedom rides, 1961: "Sticks and bricks" --
Albany, Georgia, 1961-1962: "Mother lode" --
James Meredith enters Ole Miss, 1962: "Things would never be the same" --
Birmingham, 1963: "Something has got to change" --
Organizing in Mississippi, 1961-1963: "The reality of what we were doing hit me" --
March on Washington, 1963: "They voted with their feet" --
Sixteenth Street Church bombing, 1963: "You realized how intense the opposition was" --
Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964: "Representation and the right to participate" --
Selma, 1965: "Troopers, advance" --
Malcolm X (1925-1965): "Our own black shining prince!" --
Lowndes County Freedom Organization, 1965-1966: "Vote for the Panther, then go home" --
Meredith march, 1966: "Hit them now" --
Chicago, 1966: "Chicago was a symbol" --
Muhammad Ali, 1964-1967: "I am the greatest" --
King and Vietnam, 1965-1967: "His philosophy made it impossible not to take a stand" --
Birth of the Black Panthers, 1966-1967: "We wanted control" --
Detroit, 1967: "Inside most black people there was a time bomb" --
Election of Carl Stokes: "We had to be organized" --
Howard University, 1967-1968: "You saw the silhouette of her Afro" --
King's last crusade: "We've got some difficult days ahead" --
Resurrection City, 1968: "The end of a major battle" --
Ocean Hill-Brownsville, 1967-1968: "Everything became more political" --
Black Panthers, 1968-1969: "How serious and deadly the game" --
Attica and prisoners' rights, 1971: "There's always time to die" --
Gary convention, 1972: "Unity without uniformity" --
Busing in Boston, 1974-1976: "As if some alien was coming into the school" --
Atlanta and affirmative action, 1973-1980: "Politics of inclusion" --
Epilogue: From Miami to America's future.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Henry Hampton and Steve Fayer with Sarah Flynn.

Abstract:

In this companion to the acclaimed television series "Eyes on the Prize", the authors draw on nearly 1,000 interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and hundreds of ordinary people who took part in the struggle, to weave a fascinating narrative of the civil rights movement as told by the people who lived it.

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