Voices of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s Through the 1980s
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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The PBS series Eyes on the Prize, parent to a narrative history of the U.S. civil right movement (of the same name, LJ 1/87), now begets a second book, excerpts from the project's interview bank. The ... Read full review
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The Little Rock Crisis 19571958
Student Sitins in Nashville 1960
Freedom Rides 1961
Albany Georgia 19611962
James Meredith Enters Ole Miss 1962
Muhammad Ali 19641967
King and Vietnam 19651967
Birth of the Black Panthers 19661967
The Election of Carl Stokes 1967
Howard University 19671968
Kings Last Crusade 19671968
Resurrection City 1968
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