Eyes on the Prize

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Eyes on the Prize

America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965

By Juan Williams; Julian Bond (Introduction by)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143124740, 309pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

Description
The 25th-anniversary edition of Juan Williams's celebrated account of the tumultuous early years of the civil rights movement
From the Montgomery bus boycott to the Little Rock Nine to the Selma-Montgomery march, thousands of ordinary people who participated in the American civil rights movement; their stories are told in Eyes on the Prize. From leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr., to lesser-known figures such as Barbara Rose John and Jim Zwerg, each man and woman made the decision that somethinghad to be done to stop discrimination. These moving accounts and pictures of the first decade of the civil rights movement are a tribute to the people, black and white, who took part in the fight for justice and the struggle they endured.


About the Author
Juan Williams is the author of the acclaimed PBS series companion volume Eyes on the Prize. He is a senior correspondent for NPR, political analyst for Fox News, and the host of America's Black Forum. Williams worked at the Washington Post for twenty-three years as a columnist, editorial writer, and White House correspondent. He has won an Emmy Award for his television documentary writing and has contributed features to Fortune, Atlantic Monthly, Ebony, GQ, New Republic, and Black Issues Book Review. He is a graduate of Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

Julian Bond, Washington, D.C., was chairman of the NAACP from 1998 to 2010 and was SNCC's communications director.


Praise For Eyes on the Prize

Praise for previous editions:

“A fascinating, fast-moving overview.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Skillfully combines written and oral sources with the historical narrative . . . Will be invaluable to students as well as the general reader.” —The Boston Globe