Voices of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s Through The 1980s / Edition 1

Voices of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s Through The 1980s / Edition 1

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by Henry Hampton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0553352326

ISBN-13: 9780553352320

Pub. Date: 02/28/1991

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

In this monumental volume, Henry Hampton, creator and executive producer of the acclaimed PBS series Eyes on the Prize, and Steve Fayer, series writer, draw upon nearly one thousand interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and hundreds of ordinary people who took part in the struggle, weaving a fascinating

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In this monumental volume, Henry Hampton, creator and executive producer of the acclaimed PBS series Eyes on the Prize, and Steve Fayer, series writer, draw upon nearly one thousand interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and hundreds of ordinary people who took part in the struggle, weaving a fascinating narrative of the civil rights movement told by the people who lived it.

Join brave and terrified youngsters walking through a jeering mob and up the steps of Central High School in Little Rock. Listen to the vivid voices of the ordinary people who manned the barricades, the laborers, the students, the housewives without whom there would have been no civil rights movements at all.

This remarkable oral history brings to life country's great struggle for civil rights as no conventional narrative can. You will hear the voices of those who defied the blackjacks, who went to jail, who witnessed and policed the movement; of those who stood for and against it—voices from the heart of America.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553352320
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/28/1991
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
692
Sales rank:
343,479
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Preface: Toward a More Perfect Union
Acknowledgments
Project Notes
Prologue
1. Emmett Till, 1955: “I Wanted the Whole World to See”
2. The Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-6: “Like a Revival Starting”
3. The Little Rock Crisis, 1957-58: “I Had Cracked the Wall”
4. Student Sit-ins in Nashville, 1960: “A Badge of Honor”
5. Freedom Rides, 1961: “Sticks and Bricks”
6. Albany, Georgia, 1961-2: “The Mother Lode”
7. James Meredity Enters Ole Miss, 1962: “Things Would Never Be the Same”
8. Birmingham, 1963: “Something Has Got to Change”
9. Organizing in Mississippi, 1961-3: “The Reality of What We Were Doing Hit Me”
10. The March on Washington, 1963: “They Voted with Their Feet”
11. The Sixteenth Street Church Bombing, 1963: “You Realized How Intense the Opposition Was”
12. Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964: “Representation and the Right to Participate” 13. Selma, 1965: “Troopers, Advance”
14. Malcolm X (1925-1965): “Our Own Black Shining Prince!”
15. The Lowndes County Freedom Organization, 1965-6: “Vote for the Panther, Then Go Home”
16. The Meredith March, 1966: “Hit Them Now”
17. Chicago, 1966: “Chicago Was a Symbol”
18. Muhammad Ali, 1964-7 “His Philosophy Made It Impossible Not to Take a Stand”
20. Birth of the Black Panthers, 1966-7: “We Wanted Control!”
21. Detroit, 1967: “Inside of Most Black People There Was a Time Bomb”
22. The Election of Carl Stokes, 1967: “We Had to Be Organized”
23. Howard University, 1967-8: “You Saw the Silhouette of Her Afro”
24. King’s Last Crusade, 1967-8: “We’ve Got Some Difficult Days Ahead”
25. Resurrection City, 1968: “The End of a Major Battle”
26. Ocean Hill-Brownsville, 1967-8: “Everything Became More Political”
27. The Black Panthers, 1968-9: “How Serious and Deadly the Game”
28. Attica and Prisoners’ Rights, 1971: “There’s Always Time to Die”
29. The Gary Convention, 1972: “Unity Without Uniformity”
30. Busing in Boston, 1974-6: “As if Some Alien Was Coming into the School”
31. Atlanta and Affirmative Action, 1973-80: “The Politics of Inclusion”
Epilogue: From Miami to America’s Future
For Further Reading
“Eyes on the Prize”
Project Staff and Funders
Index

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