Voices of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s Through the 1980s

Henry Hampton, Author, Sarah Flynn, Author, Steve Fayer, With Bantam $25.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-553-05734-8
As the authors graphically show, participating in civil rights marches, sit-ins and Freedom Rides took moral stamina and raw nerve. The heroines and heroes of the movement receive a stirring tribute in this oral history, a tie-in to the TV series Eyes on the Prize , which Hampton produced and Fayer wrote. The book is organized in 31 chapters around key events, with demonstrators offering complementary perspectives. We hear from ordinary people along with well-known activists Ralph Abernathy, Rosa Parks, Jesse Jackson and Stokely Carmichael; public officials John Conyers and Nicholas Katzenbach; Black Panthers Huey Newton and Bobby Seale; Alex Haley, Coretta Scott King, Ossie Davis, Tom Hayden, Michael Harrington, Harry Belafonte. Collectively the testimonies reveal how far America has progressed in the drive for equality and how far it still has to go. History Book Club and QPB selections; author tour. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1990
Release date: 01/01/1990
Paperback - 720 pages - 978-0-553-35232-0
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