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.
Readings to accompany the film, Eyes on the Prize.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: Civil Rights Movements

EyesonthePrizereader9780140154030Companion primary source reader to the PBS documentary series Eyes on the Prize. Includes speeches by Martin Luther King Jr, and his “Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” an interview with Rosa Parks, selections from “Malcolm X Speaks” and Black Panther Bobby Seale’s “Seize the Time,” and other first-hand accounts of the Civil Rights Movement.

“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