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Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 (African American History (Penguin)) [Paperback]

By Juan Williams (Author) & Julian Bond (Introduction by)
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Item description for Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 (African American History (Penguin)) by Juan Williams & Julian Bond...

Traces the history of the civil rights movement, focusing on the unheralded activists who brought the movement to life

Publishers Description
"Eyes on the Prize" traces the movement from the landmark "Brown "v." the Board of Education" case in 1954 to the march on Selma and the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. This is a companion volume to the first part of the acclaimed PBS series.

Citations And Professional Reviews
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 (African American History (Penguin)) by Juan Williams & Julian Bond has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 100
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1993 page 149
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1992 page 82
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/1995 page 63
  • Booklist - 02/15/1998 page 999
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1997 page 83
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1998 page 143
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2002 page 79
  • Publishers Weekly - 12/11/1987
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 78
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 151
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 108
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 198

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Pages   300
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.18" Width: 7.5" Height: 0.64"
Weight:   1.22 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 2, 1988
Publisher   Penguin (Non-Classics)
Age  18
ISBN  0140096531  
ISBN13  9780140096538  
UPC  051488018001  

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More About Juan Williams & Julian Bond

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Juan Williams is a senior correspondent for NPR(r). He is also a political analyst for the Fox News Channel and a panelist on Fox News Sunday. He is the author of Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary and Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965, among other books. During his twenty-one year career at The Washington Post, Williams served as an editorial writer, op-ed columnist, and White House correspondent. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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Juan Williams currently resides in Washington, in the state of District Of Columbia.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > African Americans > History
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Current Events > Civil Rights & Liberties
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > General
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology

Reviews - What do customers think about Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 (African American History (Penguin))?

This is a very good book on its own. But, as a companion to the series Eyes On The Prize, it's priceless. A book that should be in every american home. A part of United States history that should be required reading in our schools. Wake Up, America.
A great insight into the civil rights movement  Feb 26, 2008
The book really showed all of the little steps, and big sacrifices, that individuals made which cumulatively created the momentum that allowed for the success of The Civil Rights Movement. I thought is was a thorough book which was very well written and was very moving. Also it serves as a reminder to the reader what types of individual actions are needed in order to affect a change at the government level.
Documentary that reads like a spell-binding fiction  Jan 5, 2007
In October 06, I watched 2 parts of the PBS series with the same title. It became clear to me for the first time the kind of grossly unfair treatment, injustice that African American had to endure, as recently as the 1960s. After seeing the book on this site, I know I have to get this. The book was even better than the TV episodes. Absolutely riveting and couldn't put it down. The descriptive parts were intermingled with first hand accounts from courageous African American men and women who were willing to, and many did, lose their lives to stand up to injustice. A must read that gives unparalleled insight into a decade of American Civil Rights history.
very educational  Aug 17, 2006
I have never seen the PBS series but I enjoyed the book which gives a good account of what happened in the years 54-65. Of course it misses things but it will give you the basics.

Only annoying thing are the little interviews with people in the middle of the text so you have to flip back and forth.

Pictures are great
An Excellent Primer  Apr 28, 2004
By now the number of volumes written on the Civil Rights Movement could fill whole libraries. Yet fifteen years later, this book still stands as one of the best introduction to the early years of the movement. Books such as Taylor Branch's Pillar of Fire and Parting the Waters may cover the same era of 1954 to 1965; this book is a good introduction for those who may be intimidated by Branch's comprehensive volumes. Rather than trying to cover everything, the book takes its cues from the documentary series and examines a select set of pivotal moments of the movement: school desegregation, the Montgomery bus boycott, the march on Washington, the Selma to Montgomery march and others. Each chapter delves into the story of the events, but also fleshes out the areas between these momentous events, both telling the background and hearing the experiences of those there, in their own words. The book is readable, not the dry tone that many associate with history books. But most of all it gives the reader the chance to delve into an important part of American history in the second half of the 20th century. This is an excellent book that should be picked up by anyone wanting to get a sense of where America was moving in these pivotal eleven years.

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