Eyes on the Prize

Eyes on the Prize

4.38 (613 ratings by Goodreads)
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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 204 x 232 x 26mm | 1,102.22g
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0245546685
  • 9780245546686

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An account of a crucial decade in the Civil Rights movement in the US. This is a companion piece to an upcoming TV series, has numerous photographs, and covers the main aspects of the struggle beginning with the Brown decision. The writing is clear and direct, and the story is a moving one that has faded a bit from the public consciousness. The heroism, sacrifice and love, Little Rock, Selma and the Freedom Riders are all here. The stories of Orval Faubus vs. President Eisenhower, the Emmett Till murder, the first sit-ins are just part of the panorama of passionately concerned people organizing themselves to assert their fundamental humanity. Their fight against intolerance and oppression is thoroughly documented in a way that anyone, even the young, can understand. An epilogue - "Where Have They Gone?" - tells us what some of the players in this drama are doing now. Some are dead, but others, most notably Justice Thurgood Marshall, have reached positions of honor and power. For a compact, intelligent outline of the issues and the participants, a good introduction for the general reader. (Kirkus Reviews)
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