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True south : Henry Hampton and Eyes on the prize, the landmark television series that reframed the civil rights movement

Author: Jon Else
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2017.
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The inside story of one of the most important and influential TV shows in history. "No one is better suited to write this moving account of perhaps the greatest American documentary series ever made. Jon Else helped film it, and, two decades earlier, as a civil rights worker in the South, he lived through part of the history involved. He tells the story with the compassion and eloquence it deserves."--Adam  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Else, Jon, 1944-
True south.
New York : Viking, 2017
(DLC) 2016044049
Named Person: Henry Hampton; Henry Hampton
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Else
ISBN: 9781101980958 1101980958
OCLC Number: 966410505
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
Cave painting: 1940-67 --
Racism is like a loaded gun: 1968-78 --
America, we loved you madly: 1978-82 --
Last visionary standing: 1983-85 --
The revolution will be televised: 1985 --
Mother ship --
Not the other man's county: fall 1985 --
On the road: 1985-86 --
Mississippi goddamn: 1963, 1964, 1985 --
Crossroads: 1964 --
Emmett Till's hometown: winter 1985 --
Hunter-gatherers: winter 1985-86 --
True south? --
Messy history: 1986 --
The Selma show: 1986 --
It's our flag too: 1986 --
A great story --
A great healing machine: 1987 --
Will the circle be unbroken: 1998 --
Freedom is a constant struggle: 1998-2016 --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Henry Hampton and Eyes on the prize, the landmark television series that reframed the civil rights movement
Responsibility: Jon Else.

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Presents the inside story of the making of one of the most important and influential TV shows in history and of its legacy as the film that reframed the entire history of the Civil Rights movement  Read more...

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"It's hard to imagine a better person than Mr. Else to tell this story. . . . His book does several things at once. On one level, it's a biography of Mr. Hampton . . . On another, it's a lucid recap Read more...

 
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