Books: Non-Fiction

The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader: Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle, 1954–1990

Book — Non-fiction. Edited by Clayborne Carson, David J. Garrow, Gerald Gill, Vincent Harding, and Darlene Clark Hine. 1991. 784 pages
Readings to accompany the film, Eyes on the Prize.

Time Periods: 20th Century, 1961
Themes: Civil Rights Movements

book cover reading "The Eyes on the Prize: Civil Rights Reader"Companion primary source reader to the PBS documentary series Eyes on the Prize. Includes speeches from Malcolm X Speaks and Black Panther Bobby Seale’s Seize the Time, Ralph Abernathy’s controversial And the Walls Came Tumbling Down, articles on self-defense by Robert F. Williams, a piece by Herman Badillo on the infamous Attica prison uprising, and other first-hand accounts of the Civil Rights Movement by Fannie Lou Hamer, Stokely Carmichael, Sonia Sanchez, Bayard Rustin, Amiri Baraka, and many others.

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

A remarkable collection . . . Indispensable. —William H. Harris, Texas Southern University

ISBN: 9780140154030 | Penguin Books