Voices of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s Through the 1980s (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 3, 2011 - Social Science - 720 pages
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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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I haven't seen Eyes on the Prize, a situation I plan to rectify, so this book was a complete "read" for me. The interviews were clearly arranged, and the organization of the book made the through-line ... Read full review

Contents

The Montgomery Bus Boycott 19551956
17
The Little Rock Crisis 19571958
35
Student Sitins in Nashville 1960
53
Freedom Rides 1961
73
Albany Georgia 19611962
97
James Meredith Enters Ole Miss 1962
115
Birmingham 1963
123
Organizing in Mississippi 19611963
139
King and Vietnam 19651967
335
Birth of the Black Panthers 19661967
349
Detroit 1967
373
The Election of Carl Stokes 1967
403
Howard University 19671968
425
Kings Last Crusade 19671968
449
Resurrection City 1968
473
The Black Panthers 19681969
511

The March on Washington 1963
159
Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964
177
Selma 1965
209
Malcolm X 19251965
241
The Lowndes County Freedom
267
The Meredith Manch 1966
283
Chicago 1966
297
Muhammad Ali 19641967
321
Attica and Prisoners Rights 1971
539
The Gary Convention 1972
565
Busing in Boston 19741976
587
Atlanta and Affirmative Action 19731980
621
From Miami to Americas Future
647
For Further Reading
665
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Henry Hampton, who died in 1998, was the creator and executive producer of Eyes on the Prize, one of more than 40 film projects he developed with his company Blackside, Inc., the largest African-American-owned film production company of its time. Hampton became one of the world's most respected documentary filmmakers as he chronicled the 20th century's great political and social movements, focusing on the lives of the poor and disenfranchised.

Steve Fayer was the series writer for Eyes on the Prize.


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