The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader: Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle (Paperback)

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By Clayborne Carson (Editor), David J. Garrow (Editor), Gerald Gill (Editor)
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The most comprehensive anthology of primary sources available, spanning the entire history of the American civil rights movement.
A record of one of the greatest and most turbulent movements of this century, The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Readeris essential for anyone interested in learning how far the American civil rights movements has come and how far it has to go.
Included are the Supreme Court's Brown vs Board of Educationdecision in its entirety; speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., and his famous "Letter from Birmingham City Jail"; an interview with Rosa Parks; selections from Malcolm X Speaks; Black Panther Bobby Seale's Seize the Time; Ralph Abernathy's controversial And the Walls Came Tumbling Down; a piece by Herman Badillo on the infamous Attica prison uprising; addresses by Harold Washington, Jesse Jackson, Nelson Mandel, and much more.
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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780140154030
ISBN-10: 0140154035
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: November 1991
Pages: 784
Language: English
Series: Eyes on the Prize