Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965by Juan Williams
Pub. Date: 02/28/1988
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Arguably the most tumultuous time in recent American history, the Civil Rights years inspired the most rational and irrational of human behaviors and set the stage for sweeping reform in the nation's race relations. Juan Williams's moving chronicle of the movement stands as the definitive history of the era.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: God Bless the Child: The Story of School Desegregation
Chapter Two: Standing for Justice: Mississippi and the Till Case
Chapter Three: We're Not Moving to the Back, Mr. Blake: The Montgomery Bus Boycott
Chapter Four: Hall Monitors from the 101st: The Little Rock Story
Chapter Five: Down Freedom's Main Line: The Movement's Next Generation
Chapter Six: Freedom in the Air: The Lessons of Albany and Birmingham
Interlude: The March on Washington
Chapter Seven: Mississippi: Freedom Has Never Been Free
Chapter Eight: Selma: The Bridge to Freedom
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I received this book as a bonus selection when it was first published. I used excerpts from the book during several Black History Month Celebrations. I shared it with all my friends, one of my friends liked it so much they kept it. !
This book is a great book for projects concerning blacks struggle for freedom. I recently did a report on James Meredith and this book was a great resource.
Difficult to read - not a story teller's story. Very insightful.