Eyes on the Prize
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 (African American History (Paperback))
- Author: Juan Williams
- Length: 320
- Edition: Paperback
- Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition
Description of Eyes on the Prize:
Arguably the most tumultuous time in recent American history, the Civil Rights years inspired the most rational and irrational of human behaviors and set the stage for sweeping reform in the nation's race relations. Juan Williams's moving chronicle of the movement stands as the definitive history of the era.
Description of Juan Williams, author of Eyes on the Prize:
From the Montgomery bus boycott to the Little Rock Nine to the Selma-Montgomery march, thousands of ordinary people made up the American civil rights movement. Eyes on the Prize tells the story of those people. From leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., to lesser-known participants like Barbara Rose Johns and Jim Zwerg, each man and woman made the decision that discrimination was wrong and that something had to be done to stop it. These moving stories and pictures of the first decade of the civil rights movement are a tribute to and a reminder of the people, black and white, who took part in the fight for justice and kept their Eyes on the Prize of freedom.