Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965

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Viking, 1987 - Political Science - 300 pages
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An inspirational, fully illustrated account of one of the greatest decades in our nation's history, focusing on the unheralded activists who brought the civl rights movement to life. To be a January 1987 PBS series. 100 black-and-white photographs.

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Eyes on the Prize utilizes the tactic of revisionist history -- that is, telling historical events from perspectives not often considered. For instance, the master narrative or textbook version of the ... Read full review

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Holy shit this book is awesome. Thank you Professor Melvin Ely, William and Mary. Perhaps the best professor I've had, our class used to rock out to this book. Amazing. I love the chaper on the Emmitt Till and the Freedom Ride. Read full review


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Juan Williams is the author of the acclaimed PBS series companion volume Eyes on the Prize. He is a senior correspondent for NPR, political analyst for Fox News, and the host of America's Black Forum. Williams worked at the Washington Post for twenty-three years as a columnist, editorial writer, and White House correspondent. He has won an Emmy Award for his television documentary writing and has contributed features to Fortune, Atlantic Monthly, Ebony, GQ, New Republic, and Black Issues Book Review. He is a graduate of Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

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