- Series: Eyes on the Prize
- Paperback: 784 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books; 4th printing edition (November 1, 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0140154035
- ISBN-13: 978-0140154030
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.4 x 8.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader: Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle 4th printing Edition
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This volume is one of several produced in conjunction with the 14-part PBS Eyes on the Prize television series. It is a collection of over 100 court decisions, speeches, interviews, and other documents on the civil rights movement from 1954 to 1990. Included in the collection are the Brown v. Board of Education decision of the Supreme Court that declared legally segregated schools to be unconstitutional, Martin Luther King's "Letter from Birmingham City Jail," Harold Washington's inaugural speech after being elected mayor of Chicago, and the speech delivered by Nelson Mandela in Atlanta in June 1990. The chapter introductions written by the editors are sometimes too brief to enable readers to fully appreciate the context and importance of the documents. Nonetheless, the volume is rich in primary source material on the civil rights movement. It can be a valuable reference work for public and university libraries.
- Thomas H. Ferrell, Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette
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“An important volume for students and professionals who wish to grasp the basic nature of the civil rights movement and how it changed America in fundamental ways.” —Aldon Morris, Northwestern University
“A remarkable collection . . . Indispensable.” —William H. Harris, Texas Southern University