The Eyes on the prize : civil rights reader : documents, speeches, and firsthand accounts from the Black freedom struggle, 1954-1990 (Book, 1991) []
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The Eyes on the prize : civil rights reader : documents, speeches, and firsthand accounts from the Black freedom struggle, 1954-1990

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

Author: Clayborne Carson; David J Garrow; Gerald Gill; Vincent Harding; Darlene Clark Hine
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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Eyes on the prize.
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1991
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clayborne Carson; David J Garrow; Gerald Gill; Vincent Harding; Darlene Clark Hine
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, David J. Garrow, Gerald Gill, Vincent Harding, Darlene Clark Hine.
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